Never before in this blog have I been so afraid to misplace a comma, write a clichÃ© or deliver a spectacular grammatical gaffe.
Authors, reporters and wannabe scribes have gathered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. this weekend for the annual National Writersâ€™ Workshop. Theyâ€™ve come for speeches and sessions hosted by some of the brightest people in the news business: the New York Timesâ€™ Mirta Ojito, ESPNâ€™s John Walsh, the Los Angeles Timesâ€™ Steve Padilla, Matt Cooper (formerly of Time, now at CondÃ© Nastâ€™s Portfolio) and many more.
I am rather bitter that I inadvertently left my audio recorder in Orlando. I have also misplaced my digital cameraâ€™s connector cable. It appears Iâ€™ll have to pass along whatever nuggets of wisdom I acquire at the writersâ€™ workshop in good, old-fashioned words.
That is irony, right? Iâ€™m sure someone here can tell me for sure.