Stories that have captured and held my attention
When you’ve researched and written a multitude of stories over the course of forty-plus years, not all are memorable. I’ve fed the hungry bear of television more than once with tales entirely forgettable. The ones I do remember have undercurrents and elements—recurrent themes—in common. Not simply that I met interesting people and learned fascinating new stuff, or enjoyed the scenery. The issues that have captured and held my attention did so in part because they were great mysteries—with implications—or because there was so much unfinished business I knew I’d be writing another chapter eventually. The earthquake stories are but one example. Here are some other areas of ongoing special interest.