Sorry for the lack of updates.
Been a busy month, personally and professionally.
First off, it seems as though the Silverton Appeal and Stayton Mail are not updating their Web pages anymore. If they start posting stories to them again, I will have links to the stories I do for them. Otherwise, you are stuck with what makes the Statesman Journal and Oregon.com.
Personally, my Aunt Jean and grandmother passed away in the month of December (a week apart too) so I have spent a large amount of time being with family and making trips to Bainbridge Island where they lived. I will always cherish the summers I had hanging out with both of them. We would go up for a month at a time during the summer and mess around, see sights and walk down to the bay to skip rocks. Good times and I am very sad to see both of them go.
On a more cheerful note, December normally is a pretty slow time for me, so I got to spend a lot of time with Violet. We visited the Oregon Zoo and the Portland Children's Museum, so I put together stories for Oregon.com. They can be found here:
Portland Children's Museum (with Violet photos!)
I have also done a number of stories for the Silverton and Stayton papers, but they aren't online.
Have a Happy New Year!