The other day I placed a long overdue telephone call.
“There you are, I thought you had fallen off the edge of the earth!” exclaimed the voice at the other end of the line.
In a sense, she was right.
Recently I left Whatcom County in search of somewhere else. I did it for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which was the need to find a safe and peaceful place to finish writing this book. Whatcom County couldn’t provide that for me anymore.
I’ve been getting inquiries from people wondering: Have I given up on writing this story? Was I scared off by the threats and controversy? Have I lost the momentum required to finish telling it?
The short answer: no way.
I’m not stopping now. I packed my truck full of seized evidence, recovered files, and disks and tapes. I have boxes of documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests. I have my tall stack of reporter’s notebooks. I’ve got it all.
Stay tuned. More to come.