The Road To Now

I run into a lot of people out and about in Pine River while working. I think most people who see me, however, see me when I am wearing some sort of button up, a sweater, a suit jacket or a combination of those. We have a sort of dress code with the paper. Don’t…
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The Fantastic Forage Year

This year has been such a fantastic foraging year. My freezer overfloweth with an abundance of fine fare from sylvan groves and moist marshlands. So far my harvests have included a few firsts like basswood flowers, chanterelles, gooseberries and even some woodland lobsters.  Perhaps our most abundant harvest has been berries. Check out my column on…
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Photography And A Craft Project

I take a lot of photos at events. It is all part of small town news writing. I once realized being a photographer has some of the same benefits of being a super hero. Some of the same complexities too. being a news photographer gets me access to places that I sometimes would be forbidden.…
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þæs Ofereode, þisses Swa Mæg

There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in your local newspaper. Your writers have stories you might never know, and that can make it easy to see that person in a less human way when they write about something you don’t agree with. In spite of that, it’s important to remember that we…
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Into The Great Unknown

Sometimes it takes a lot of work behind the scenes to get a story together, sometimes a story just falls into your lap, but even then that doesn’t mean you have it easy. I was visiting a local business to cover the change in ownership there. I had completed my interview and taken photos of…
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