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What didn’t make it into that MLK story

It’s kinda fun being an armchair expert on a subject for a day. At least, I enjoy learning new things and trying to make myself as knowledgable as possible before I write a story. This simple preview of local Martin Luther King Jr. day events was no exception. Here’s a few “Did ya knows” that […]

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A dose of perspective

Today was a rough one. I spent the majority of it fielding calls and e-mails from livid sources upset about some recent coverage. I was called every name in the book, and retractions were demanded. They didn’t quite know or care (nor should they) that around our house babies were crying, cars were dying and […]

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Perspective

I took my little one-year-old boy with me to interview a World War II veteran today. It was a complete disaster. My hour with a Battle of the Bulge survivor wasn’t peppered with interesting stories and heartfelt memories. It was dominated by a an unhappy toddler. I barely got the five W essentials before having to […]

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A civil discourse?

Although every person I have spoken to face-to-face in our new community has been wonderfully kind, it is hard not to lose faith in my new hometown based on Facebook comments posted on my recent news articles (specifically those covering local Muslims). An open discourse is wonderful – even one that is contentious. Starting the conversations […]

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Welcome to small-town reporting

You are now reading the blog of an official freelancer. It’s signed, sealed and delivered. The caffeine-fueled, hard-hitting life of a full-time reporter is something I am putting on the back burner for now. Although I miss the energy of a newsroom, I am excited that I still get to do stories like this. That new restroom […]

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Health Care vs. Sick Care

Read my biography and you might know why this topic is dear to my heart. Today the news was spattered with tales of food and health regulation in an effort to make us healthier. California turned in its roadmap for its healthcare exchanges.  Gov. Jerry Brown’s “Let’s Get Healthy” task force on health released its […]

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Freelancing: The New Normal

NBC News said it best last week: “In an increasingly virtual work world, an estimated one-third of U.S. workers — more than 42 million men and women — no longer report to traditional 9-to-5 jobs. Instead they belong to a growing freelance segment of the labor force, an often skilled class of career jugglers and […]

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Small Business isn’t leveraging social media like it should

My day-to-day is filled with managing social media for small businesses, helping growing companies keep in constant contact with their customer base. Seeing what I have, this recent study by Vertical Response, an email communications provider, didn’t surprise me. Small businesses aren’t leveraging social media the way they could be, mostly because the owners just […]

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Transition and the toaster

We were moving in three weeks and items were slowly being sold off one by one. The first real, bittersweet casualty was the toaster. That magical device that gave our rushed mornings so many easy breakfasts and our bread a golden hue. OK, maybe I am over-romanticizing the toaster. But being forced to fit your […]

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The Little Guy

Why did people ever start paying for newspapers? It’s simple, really; They wanted to know what was new. Unfortunately the muti-billion dollar industry that spewed from a printing press is now crumbling like a house of cards. The basic need that the news industry fulfilled is now being provided for free, with the click of […]

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