It’s not every day that venting about the frustrating aspects of your job leads you to a column. But if you read my piece in the Las Vegas Business Press, you’ll see how I use some misconceptions about Las Vegas as an opportunity to set the record somewhat straight:
Recently, for example, I received an e-mail for a U.S.-based correspondent for a respected foreign publication who wanted to know whether the rumors were true, and that Las Vegas would soon be closed because of the poor state of the economy.
For some reason election season put me on a lot of foreign correspondents’ radar, even though I almost never talk politics. I don’t envy those who have to quickly dial into a complex situation and summarize it for a general audience at all.
Still, the idea of Vegas closing down made me think of the end of National Lampoon’s Vacation.