Saturday, April 25, 2009
As I departed San Dimas for the newspaper this morning at 4:00 am a small amount of drizzle coated my windshield causing some concern that I might need to skip the Festival of Books. But as the morning rolled along the cloud cover burnt away to expose a deep blue sky, aided by a slight breeze that chilled the air.
My transformation from uniform to street clothes was completed in a record five minutes, in hopes I would have a chance to say hello to Kevin Roderick, before meeting David Markland for the Future of News panel.
As fate would have it my short fourteen-mile drive on the Santa Monica Freeway from the Los Angeles Times to Westwood wasted forty-five minutes of what little spare time I had available. By the time I reached David we had to rush over to Fowler Auditorium to take our seats.
Tomorrow the pace will be much different than this afternoon as I plan to arrive about noon for a 12:30 pm panel regarding The Soloist.
See you there.