Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
PARADISE VILLAGE MARINA, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico - Well it wasn't just a little paint, it was a LOT of paint - 34,000 pesos worth of labor and paint - but the Great Painting Project is almost over, Dustin Fox reports from Paradise Village Marina, where he jumped aboard Sabbatical Monday. He leaves at the end of the week for a trip to Zihuatenejo aboard a boat called Sea Bee. No kidding.
He sent the photo accompanying this blog to show evidence that the money was well spent.
It sure looks good in the photos. No more Scotch Brite sponges to clean anymore, that's for sure.
In the meantime, in Sacramento, we are scrambling to meet our various writing deadlines for a half-dozen projects, including a short-turnaround assignment about a performing arts complex. What do I know about performing arts? More than I did a few days ago.
While the photo shows how beautiful the weather is in Puerto Vallarta, it has been raining steady here in Sacramento all day, the drumming of the rain from the roof beginning to make me stir crazy. A walk in the rain is always a possibility, but unlikely.