1:53am -- T minus 6 hours and 37 minutes

Monday, December 10, 2001, at 08:52PM

By Eric Richardson

Paper's still not going all that well. I've got a little more of an idea of what I want now, but things still aren't as directed as I'd like. I'm still hopeful I'll get done before the plane leaves, but I'm not holding out too much hope for getting any sleep beforehand.