if having my story on this blog make me a "real" reporter.
I don't know.
But this weekend was the annual Fancy Farm Picnic. For those unfamiliar: Think old-time political stump speeches on the grounds of a small, country Catholic church. The crowd is split down the middle, almost literally, with Republicans on the right and Democrats on the left. Appropriate.
Well, I felt like the crowd was down a little this year. (It draws 10,000-15,000 people.) And the number of signs in the crowd was definitely down. But the drama was there.
For a reporter, it was a good time.
In unrelated matters:
* I also finished the first season of "Boston Legal" on DVD and am anxiously awaiting the second season, which comes out in late September.
* And I started James Patterson's new book, "Judge & Jury."