Six Days Out

It’s Saturday, October 11th, which seems impossible because we just had the middle of September. What? The conference is almost upon us, and here’s what I need to do to get ready for you all.

First, who’s going to be speaking. Can I find images of them? Links to their work? Can I figure out why people should care about their work? Set up some pages so I can publish faster when the conference is actually happening . . .

Actually, that’s not what I’m doing. That would be what an organized, focused person spent her time on, six days out.

What I’m spending my time on now is — this year — special. Because I’m writing a new book, and my new book is going to be a sort of gonzo version of everything I think advocates need to know.

Gonzo journalism is a style of journalism that is written without claims of objectivity, often including the reporter as part of the story via a first-person narrative.

Yup, that. I’m writing a book about spinal cord injury research that is both accurate in the reporting sense and personal in the sense that, you know, spinal cord injury is about as personal as you can get, whether it happens to you or to somebody you love.

It happened to somebody I love, for the record.

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