Steve Chawkins

About Steve Chawkins

Steve Chawkins has been a writer and editor at newspapers in Colorado, New Mexico and California. He retired in 2015 after 21 years at the Los Angeles Times.

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“He watched a mouse saunter up the electric cord leading to the nonfunctioning clock over the hotel bar and asked the Chinese waitress in German whether it was a tiger.”

By One Great Sentence March 1, 2017

This vivid, funny, terrific sentence could have been drawn from Lewis Carroll, but it’s from the middle of a deadline story on the frustrations of two “peace commissions” that were unable to keep the peace in Vietnam.  The observer is a Polish Army … Read more