That headline would actually be most apt for city reporter Andrew Bernstein, whose first love, I think is bicycling. But the reference would be to those of us in this newsroom newsroom (not unlike many newsrooms around the country) who are trying to balance quality and crebility with increasingly limited resources. This is a profession that depends heavily on the dedication of people for whom journalism is a labor of love, not money.
Anyway, Bernstein and the rest of us have been pedaling as fast as we can lately, mostly on account of the perfect storm of overlapping vacations, a military spouse leave, a resignation, illness, the loss of a position by attrition, and the production deadline for our monthly magazine, Spirit of Saratoga. So Berstein and I have been working many a night "on the desk" -- that is, editing and paginating the pages for the next morning's newspaper.
I've been meaning to write regularly on this blog, and have had trouble getting into the habit. My goal is to pick up the pace for the blog and to resume my Saturday column in November, when staffing returns to something more resembling normal.