schedule threw me all off. I missed a few posts, but luckily (for the blog, at least) Wednesday and
Friday of last week were fairly uninteresting.
Last night, I
started re-reading a book that I bought several years ago. Called Working
Fire: The Making of a Fireman by Zac Unger, itís a non-fiction chronology of an Oakland, CA firefighterís
trip through the academy and into the firehouses of the East Bay.
fascinating, and Iím jealous as hell of his ability to write. His phrasing is
so powerful, and I remember why I loved the book so much the first time around.
If I were to base a book off of these writings, I could only hope it would be
half as good as Ungerís.
Iím trying to
think of some new post topics. I mean, itís good that Iím basing a blog around
my day-to-day happenings with DCFD, but Iím concerned that since something
spectacular doesnít happen every day, the posts may become somewhat routine in
describingÖ well, our routine.
should just hold out until the actual firefighting stuff starts, since Iím sure
that will bring all sorts of stories. Right now our classroom is filled only
with bathroom humor and protocol reviews.
As an aside, if
anyone is interested in listening to the DCFD dispatch channel (all you
whackers out there), all the instructions are on this page, under ďHow to Listen.Ē
EDIT: Maybe it's okay that I'm doing the day-to-day chronology. I am, after all, simply recording what comes to me on a piecemeal basis. Later on, once it's all compiled, I'd be able to write a much more interesting "chapter" based off of several posts.