…with lots of time to revise photos and ponder future posts.
I was reading an account of the passengers of the plane that crashed into the Hudson this past week. Coming from The Guardian, a UK news source, it's a very moving article that does a damn good job of storytelling without any of the sappy hype.
As I develop my writing style more and more, I try to learn something from everything I read. I enjoy pieces like this one because of the technical and creative expertise shown by the journalists; instead of sensationalizing or over-emphasizing the emotional aspect (usually just to sell more papers), exposition sequences and passenger quotations are chosen and ordered so as to really hit the reader over the head.
Hopefully you'll enjoy it as a brief respite from Academy things… enjoy the long weekend (if you have one, that is).