I've had a difficult time coming to terms with the fact that I'm not as fast as I used to be. Part of it is me, and part the deluge from our hyper-connected society. The bottom line is that I will be writing less often. Once a week will be the norm, occasionally twice, especially if the news demands it.
My day job at the Seattle Times requires four or five columns per week. Then there's the "constituent service" of responding to readers and dealing with the stunningly large number of "pitches" from flacks. I'm a regular on Seattle's NPR station, KUOW. Staying informed requires an enormous amount of research.
Then there are the novels. I have started a new Mapstone Mystery — and I can't make serious progress on it with the current workload. All of these are paying gigs and I was very careless in choosing my parents. So I have to bring money in the door.
Arizona's Continuing Crisis will be updated every Wednesday and I will do the other In-Depth Reports as I can. And the site has plenty to read, especially if your jones is Phoenix history. Also, the Front Page is freshly posted with some of the best journalism every day. But the columns will likely come only weekly. Thanks for your understanding and for continuing to read Rogue. And spread the word — plenty of former fans of my Republic columns don't realize I still write on Arizona.