Tuesday, June 14, 2005


I was looking in the San Francisco Times for the story of the 11 year old boy mauled to death by two pit bulls when I noticed this brilliant piece of writing instead (never made it back to my search either).

It's a 7-part series about a 23-year old woman who was diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer earlier this year. She had begun a 2-year fellowship with The Chronicle, her dream job, when the diagnosis was made. I would like to warn you: if you cry at sappy stuff, you will cry over Alicia's story.

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven