IT'S JUST LIKE falling off a bike, this going back to work thing.
Starting tomorrow morning, I'll be covering courthouse stories on a limited basis for the Quincy Journal. They asked if I was interested, I thought about it, and I said yes.
Mike Moyers runs the show at Fourth and Maine and is very good at what he does. He's trying hard to legitimize an online publication. Maybe I can help, a little bit. I have mornings free and will write about the big stuff, and there's some big stuff looming at the Adams County Courthouse.
I did not take this job for any other reason than it sounded like a challenge. I worked for many years at The Herald-Whig and I still have good friends there. That won't change. I have no desire to get back into the media bidness on a full-time basis. I continued to work for The Whig as a freelancer the past three years, and have done many other things on the side.
It's all good.
It starts tomorrow morning with a murder trial in Quincy. High-profile trials can be long and tedious affairs, with high drama at the outcome. This one will be very difficult on families and friends of the deceased, and it won't be easy to cover.
But I'm looking forward to the challenge.