To be a reporter is such fun and the way to begin a piece is often just to be in the right place.
The right idea is always waiting and the luxury of openness to the moment of that breathtaking lotus of value, and the emerald also of the adventure in telling the news as it is.
The preparation of a story is the means of course but in the means, is the product.
It is one whole.
A story can be current or historical, made for the future or in reminiscense of all three as a kaleidescope of feeling and sense.
The most recent piece I felt was of the Heat Wave of Los Angeles, September2013