The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they're late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy.
The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters.
If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good.
I continue to enjoy looking for stories, and trying to do the best job I can reporting and writing them.
I love Caribbean food. It's a great melting pot of so many cultures including the Native Americans.