I had fervently hoped to join the ranks of SCE/CoE writers, to serve alongside the many upstanding men and women, as well as Ward and Dilmore, who had contributed to the series. I threw a bunch of pitches at KRAD, but, due to his martial arts training, he was able to dodge most of them, leaving only a couple of them on his desk when the decision came down. He had to return them with tears in his eyes over what might have been . . . okay, I may have embellished that last part. And by "may have embellished" I mean "completely fabricated." Seriously, coming off SNW it was a great reward just to be able to send pitches to KRAD, after I had almost all but given up on the whole writing thing. So here's to the engineers: it was a good run, but still too short.