Wednesday, January 31, 2007

School story

Well, most of my work lately has been for Statesman Journal special sections, which aren't online. If they do happen to get posted online, it's six months after they published. So, you don't get to see them.

Here is a news story I did last week for the Silverton Appeal. I find my work out there very rewarding and I am trying to get into some other small community newspapers just for the fun of it.

Mark Twain counselor story.

Violet and Cindy are back from New York. They flew out last week to attend Cindy's brother's wedding. I didn't go because it was: A. Too expensive. B. No extra time to explore or do touristy things. C. I had a bunch of SJ work to get done.

They both came back with a rash -- which supports my theory that I am allergic to New York.


Thursday, January 18, 2007

I have a love/hate relationship with snow

Well, before the snow hit the Portland area earlier this week, I was able to get a couple of stories done for the Silverton Appeal and the Stayton Mail. Now that the snow is here, and Violet and Cindy are sick, work is kinda tough.

They are on the mend, just little head colds and an ear infection for Violet, and the snow is slowly (too slowly) melting.

Here are the articles:

Mount Angel FFA rebuilds greenhouse

Local companies help to make Stayton Library expansion a reality

Think mel

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Columbian online

Well turns out the work I am doing in the Home & Lifestyle magazine is online. Go figure. :)

So, I am going to link that here as they get posted, about once every two months.


Timely Matters

Have a good thought for Violet she is sick. This is our first real cold, and she is pretty miserable.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Very rewarding

With this whole freelance gig, I have found myself gravitating more toward stories that I would like to tell, versus what would pay the bills. I am in the lucky situation of having financial freedom right now. I am sure that will change when Violet hits school (or we have a second child) but for now I am free to do what tickles my fancy.

This last week I was looking for stories in Stayton and so I called local churches to see what they had going on. I came across these folks that I think we could all learn a thing or two from.

Congregation practices what they preach.

Hope you enjoy it -- I had a lot of fun writing and meeting these great folks.


Monday, January 01, 2007

Another story posted and, oh, Happy New Year!

Well I wrote a story for the Senior LIfe and it ended up in the regular newspaper.

Either they didn't have room in Senior Life, or they liked it so much it made the paper. Either way...

Here it is.

Have a Happy New Year!