That's how Press Here came to be.
I have been fortunate, nay, damn lucky, to work with and learn from some of the best science writers and the best scientists. The stories I like are the quirky and offbeat, which should be no surprise to anyone who has spent more than 10 minutes talking to me.
At NOAA, I was cheered by the response to a monthly column about language I wrote for the NOAA Communicator. Readers were very kind in their praise but also very quick and correct to let me know when I made a mistake.
I hope that this blog can continue that relationship between writer and reader.
And I hope that Press Here will gain the respect of the two fields it serves - science and media.
As the title of this entry says -- it's just crazy enough to work.