The travel writers' meeting in Miami was really a travel editors' meeting, a good number of whom were former newspaper travel editors. We bemoaned, of course, what's happened to our old sections, the industry in general, but occasionally we acknowledged how lucky we had been, working in travel when newspapers were flush.
Once upon a time, the world was sweeter than we knew
Everything was ours, how happy we were then...
In the New York Times Book Review Sunday, a review of Rain: A Natural and Cultural History appeared next to a review of Rust: The Longest War. The man who wrote the Rain review was identified as the author of Cold, Heat and the forthcoming Wind.