It happens to all professional writers: The story that you’ve traveled for, researched, slaved (and bled) over, re-written and are immensely proud of — and it doesn’t run. There are any number of reasons, from magazines folding and editors leaving to, well, whatever. This was my special story that never ran: The story of virgin Amazon forest, an indigenous tribe that fought for its land and was winning, and an American that was in the thick of it all. Perhaps my greatest adventure, ever. The story was finished in 2005 but it never saw the light of day. This is the nice thing about a web site — this is a second chance. Read about the Land of the Lost.