I sure had a good time on a recent weekend visiting Glen Karn and Sam’s Place. I came into contact with the friendliest people.
It truly is a family atmosphere.
That’s what I like about writing, especially when it’s fun. I want to tell people’s stories and spread the word. I love nostalgia and making memories. All the while, I make new friends in this big world called life.
I had the most incredible interviews this past week or so on three women who are or have gone through breast cancer, and another woman with her journey on pancreatic cancer. I did the three articles in honor of October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the other, coincidentally in November, dubbed National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. What amazing things they revealed about their respective disease and themselves.
To me, it’s important to let people know about those who are going through hard times, health-wise, and to help others cope with whatever is affecting their lives as far as health or anything else, in fact, is concerned. Feel-good stories are my forte.
The subject of my articles don’t end there. There is a story in everyone…those who have experienced miracles, those who are very involved in their families, those who’ve changed their lives dramatically, those who pay it forward and even those who overcome challenges. There are so many other reasons to get one’s story out there for the “world” to know.
Sure, a lot of people like their privacy. I understand if people are too humble to talk about themselves and have their lives exposed to readers but what they’re sharing could save lives and/or enhance lives. Every journey is different.
My writings have covered a variety of subjects throughout my 50-plus years in journalism. And, I welcome more. It’s educational for me as well. I am always learning things I never knew before.
I prefer positive stories but it depends on the situation as to what length I would go to finish a project via an article on Darke County Now, a new concept online in today’s media offerings. I don’t particularly care for anything too confrontational for fear that I won’t be able to get a message across, but I can always deny a request if I feel I couldn’t fulfill someone’s proposal on a story idea.
If you have any ideas for upcoming articles, don’t be afraid to contact me on Facebook or at email@example.com. I will take them into consideration.
Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families in the loss of: Cindy Barr Sink, Judy Grim, Treva Burns, Michael Kaffenberger, Treva Burns, Rolland Junior Byers, Dennis Scott Westfall and Katie Jo Dross.
Please pray for these people: Ron Mills, Cheryl Gilmore, Joe Arnett, Jennifer Peck, Matt Hiestand, Kathy Swabb, Gloria Hodge, Jeff Baltes, Cory Meadows, D’Arleen Waymire, Judy Hoffman and daughter Shelly, June Moody, Albert Duncan, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all of those who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses, including Covid and other variants associated with the Pandemic.
Happy birthday to:
Nov. 8 to Vicki Easterling Whatley, Dan Hufford, John Rismiller, Brady Dowler, Connie Apple, Tony Best, Gabriel Werner, Drew Meadows, Jason Crist, Rita Drew-Neff, Carlena Sneed, Kay Camacho and Sheryl Mead.
Nov. 9 to Tom Magoto Jr., Mikey Shoenleben, Mary Francis, Rob Widener, Danielle Keiser, Diane Delaplane and Linda Johnston.
Nov. 10 to Twins Dennis Shiverdecker and Diane Shiverdecker Zumbrink, Shelly Hoffman, Jan Keiser, Teresa Knapke, Kaylee Hartrum, Jacob Erwin, Jeff Clack, Kelly Barga, Bridget Swabb Ashley and Lillian Leedom.
Nov. 11 to Deanna York, Candy Stump, Kelly Brandon Goodwin, Marge Harman, DeAnna Best and Pam Schlarman.
Nov. 12 to Krista Klipstine Spence, Shannon Young, Paul Smith, Bobby Leeper and Dorothy Bubeck.
Nov. 13 to Lesley Smith Fourman, Richie Black Jr., Adam Kunk, Beth Cline Turner, Judy York, Jill Beam, Kitty Rapier Runner, Tim Burton, Gwen Hurd and Rick Darner.
Nov. 14 to Berley Branham, Jeannette Unrast, Cordell Hunt, Nikki Klingshirn Hiestand, Davey Fitzgerald, Al Bliss, Brian Rismiller and Sarah Dinkins.
Happy anniversary to: Matthew and Stacy (Kammer) Barnt on Nov. 11; Myron and Marilyn Stammen on Nov. 13; and Rick and Kathy Beam on Nov. 14.
Think about it: “The best picture has not yet been painted. The greatest poem is still unsung. The mightiest novel remains to be written. The divinest music has not yet been conceived. ” – Lincoln Steffens