Once In A Lifetime

There were many times during my time working at a restaurant, a truss company or various other places of employ where I missed the opportunity to see or do something that isn’t too common. That’s standard for a normal job, but not for mine. Even in a city or town that is commonly considered boring…
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Must Learn Talk Better

I watched through my lens as an airplane appeared to be flying directly at me, and I realized, the pilot had misunderstood my request. True, it was only an RC plane made of a plastic shell stretched on a balsa wood frame. The pilot was on the other side of the runway operating it from…
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Code In The Newsroom

(Note: Where I do not have my own photos, I have decided to experiment with gifs and memes online. Please let me know if you prefer no images at all to cliches.) It’s a regular occurrence in the newsroom that we reporters speak in code. If you visit, you’ll hear things about slug lines, ledes,…
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I Can Be A Story Tease

It happens occasionally that you find a story in your local community which you consider very important. Others would likely agree. You get so excited as you prepare for interviews, photos, etc. You post a teaser on facebook, something like “Just caught wind of a possible development in Pine River that could be pretty big.…
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Why Did Nobody Ask Me??

(Disclaimer: Do not assume anything about my opinions on this subject based on anything you read below. I won’t be sharing my opinion on whether this is good or bad with anyone outside my immediate circle of friends and coworkers. If you attempt to read between the lines, you will almost certainly come to the…
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