I recently spent nine months freelancing for a local newspaper. Through my assignments, I was given the opportunity to bring attention to local people doing good work with worthy causes. This was one of the most fulfilling challenges that I have ever experienced. The news is full of tragedy and strife, and I feel strongly that it is important to highlight the good that is happening in our community. The people that I interviewed were not just good, or even great. They are AWESOME.
When uploading these stories to the website, I had to resist the urge to weed through them and edit. They were edited before they were published, and I intended to keep them as they appeared in the newspaper. But then I spotted an errant comma, or a phrase that could easily be tweaked…..must resist the urge to edit!
These are some of my favorite articles from 2011-12. I hope that you enjoy reading these as much as I enjoyed writing them.