Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Wow, I keep updating people might read this.

Anyway, my last post was for an article that was in the Silverton Appeal, well every so often the Statesman Journal picks up my stories from the Appeal. They edit them some -- editors are like dogs, they don't feel like it belongs to them unless they mark their territory -- and this time they even ran a picture.

Art house Statesman Journal article

That link will only be good for a week, so keep that in mind. :)

Otherwise another Wednesday another couple of news articles got posted in the Silverton Appeal and Stayton Mail.

The first one was a Saturday event called "Unmasking the Arts" in Silverton that raised money for the art association out there. It was fun, although one of the Silverton Art Association board members was a real jerk. I told this person I was from the Appeal and they said, "Go ahead and make up my quotes, that's what the Appeal does anyway."

It never surprises me that people I have never met can be so rude. I usually let it slide, but this person was just a jackass. I gave up a Saturday evening -- Cindy and Violet went to a party I passed on to go to the event -- to cover the arts. Sure I am getting paid for the article, but I did it to make sure the art association got some coverage. Guess I won't be doing that again. I don't need the money that bad. :)

Anyway, enough whining.

Unmasking the Arts ran in the Silverton Appeal

Natural farrier is an article that ran in both the Appeal and the Stayton Mail, so I linked the Mail story.

Have a great rest of week!


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Another news article

Well, I got another news article in the Silverton Appeal. This one is on a Kid's Art House that the Silverton Art Association has almost completed.

It was a fun story and the lady who is running it is quite a character -- very nice.

The other thing to note is that I wrote this story with a full-on head cold.

We are all better here now -- the cold got Cindy, Violet and myself. I think it's because Cindy has been making out with homeless people downtown, but don't tell her I said that. She can kill me in my sleep. :)

Hope you are having a good week.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Well here is a surprise!

Looks like the Statesman is putting up their special sections online faster. So today I have a couple of sections that are live online.

First off is Senior Life, where I got to interview a 100 year old lady and do a story about keeping your mind sharp.

Secondly, is the Women's Show special section. It's mostly just sponsor stories that I did in there.

I have also submitted three more stories for the East Valley Papers, so I may be updating again on Wednesday.

Have a good week!


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Staying busy in Silverton

Sorry about the lack of updates, I have been running around like crazy the last month.

I had a number of articles for the Statesman Journal (all of which probably won't be on the web), and I wrote the biggest newspaper article I have ever done.

The Statesman is starting a new feature where they profile someone in the community who has made a difference. This is an advertising-sponsored feature, so I get to do it. Otherwise the news department would take it and I would be sad.

Anyway, I wrote about 3,000 words on a very interesting lady who lives in Salem. If they put it online I will link it here. I am pretty happy with the story and looking forward to seeing it. It's never amazes me that you can always have new things to learn after 10+ years in your profession. I had never written something that large, so I did a lot of reading of longer features to figure out how to structure it and whatnot.

After I finished the Senior Life, Women Show, RV page and the monster feature, I got a call from the folks out in Silverton. They want me to do some stories for them every week now, so this blog should be updated on a regular basis.

Art on her terms

A good meal worth the journey

The long road home

So, that's me this week. See ya next week.