Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Skywalk in the Christian Science Monitor

Finally my piece is out on the Grand Canyon Skywalk in the Christian Science Monitor. They did a good job editing it, but I thought you'd enjoy seeing the original ending:

Yet the glass floor is not sealed -- there are one-inch gaps between the large tiles -- and the glass walls along the Skywalk are only about 5 feet high. It wouldn't be difficult for a suicidal person to scale it, something several tourists observed. Quipped Holabird: "They really may want to rethink that or very soon, they'll be getting the wrong sort of publicity."

My editor actually planned to go with a variation on that. But then someone else over there decided ending with suicide was too morbid. Oh well.