Welcome to my new blog.
It’s been a long time in conception, but something I think all reporters need to have these days — if only to offer a peek into how they work.
I hope it’s a vibrant thing, this blog. I’ll be posting a couple times a day, usually about stories I’m working on, where I find myself, and with whom I’ve been speaking. Could be a landscaper in Azusa, a cop in Hollywood, a taco truck operator in Florence, or a professor in Mexico. Could be a post about a story or interview I’ve done in the past.
Lots of photos, too, as I’ve been doing a lot of that lately.
Through some surprising storytelling, I hope you’ll get a feel for topics I find so vital these days.
Please comment on, critique, what I write.
A personal note: I now work for the LA Times. I’ve been a reporter for 25 years now (10 years in Mexico as a freelancer), written a couple books, and a lot of tales about immigration, gangs, drug trafficking.
I also edit the true storytelling website, Tell Your True Tale, which I invite you to visit and contribute to.
Anyway, here goes…. Hope you like it.