I was away from my computer September 6-10. The entries you find here from
that week were written at random moments on each of the days in a paper journal.
These entries may not contain all of the elements of normal entry such as
highs, lows, quotes, etc.
4 a.m. That's
how late we worked last Wednesday night on the newspaper. And it was only
a 10-page paper. How said is that? How frustrating is that? Very sad and
very frustrating. When I joined the staff at school two years ago, a "late
night" meant working until midnight. Under my leadership, we've worked as
late as 8 a.m. If you ask me... the paper looks a helluva lot better than
it ever has. And I'd like to think that others would agree. But I can't get
the thing done at a decent hour.. and that bugs me.
Today is Wednesday again. Another chance to get done early. But even before
I start the layout process, I'm behind. Two of the pages were supposed to
be done yesterday. Last night, about 11 or 12, they had not been done. The
tree people responsible for those pages are my most responsible people. I
can't fire them... There is no one left to replace them. No one has any desire
it seems to do their best anymore... and no one wants to "pay their dues"
on the school paper staff. How can you be a journalism student and not want
to work for a newspaper. It makes no sense to me. But I will rant no