Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Back to work

As some of you might know, I accepted a position with Gannett again. This time instead of working directly for the Statesman Journal, I will be in the weeklies office in Silverton. I will be writing stories mostly for the Stayton Mail, but I will also be doing stories in Silverton, too.

My first story was for both papers and the Statesman Journal -- and it's the first time I haven't had SPECIAL TO THE STATESMAN JOURNAL in a long time.

So I am gainfully employed again. :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Happy Fourth and more work

Well, wish me luck, I am interviewing for the Stayton Mail reporter position. They asked me to apply and are willing to work with my schedule (so I can still watch Violet two days a week) so I thought I would go in and see what's what.

I am going to see if I get the job and if so, how much they would be paying. Then Cindy and I will make a decision if I should go back to work, or stay as a stay-at-home dad.

It really is a win-win for me. I wasn't looking for a full time job and to be asked to apply is a nice feeling.

Anyway, I wrote two articles this week:

Stayton Fourth of July (There were a number of pictures I took for this, but they only used one).

Youth Pastor returns from Iraq to share his stories

Friday, July 06, 2007

More community news

Well it looks like next week I am going to have an interview for a job in Stayton. By no means is it the biggest paper I have ever worked at, but I like the community and it will be nice to do some more journalism.

This means my other freelancing assignments would go away, and I would have a regular schedule. This might be tricky with a second child on the way, but I really miss journalism and would love to get back into it. They have said they are willing to work with my schedule, so we will see.

Anyway, for this week I had a couple of stories (which due to the holiday were delayed on being posted online).

Riding program helps local students

Riding program helps local racer

(Yes I am a big softy and wrote two versions of an article I was supposed to write one version of. The place was just so cool!)

Stayton gets ready for the fourth!

Local pastor loves riding motorcycle

Have a great weekend and I hope you had a fun Fourth of July!

(Mine was spent at a parade -- I might share some photos later next week)