Right out of the gate, I was covering state-championship soccer. It was a good beginning to the month, which turned into an evolutionary month. The good times kept rolling with going back to Indianapolis to cover state marching band, then over to Notre Dame Stadium for a couple Fight Irish football games. It also marked the beginning of Indiana basketball season with previews, which included getting team shots, mugs and a feature sportrait of a star player all in 20 minutes. As the month progressed, assignments took on a new tone, one that set up for a very busy December. November’s lesson in retrospect was to slow down, despite the foreshadowing of an increased assignment load the following month.