Monday, January 07, 2008

Short and Sweet

Joel has a post up on the Achenblog that's as fine an example of a reporter capturing a mood without getting caught up in it as I've ever seen. It should be page 1 of any textbook used in Writing 101, not to mention J-school.

Be sure to scroll past the apparent end of the post for a special guest appearance by another guy who has a way with the keyboard.


Beth said...

I read it - and Dave Barry's bit. Wish we had a leader (or a leader-to-be) here capable of inspiring such excitement and passion.

No wonder your post of today is "Short and Sweet" - many, many thanks for your expert advice!

bjkeefe said...


You're welcome for the advice, and entirely correct about my wish for, and jealousy of, succinctness.