What about newspapers? What about print journalism? What is the importance of a physical newspaper in this electronic age?
A few weeks ago, I hopped a plane to Las Vegas to spend a quick 40 hours celebrating my best friend’s 21st birthday. Now, when you meet me, my personality does not scream VEGAS, but Grace is like a little sister to me, and I would do anything to spend time with her. That meant I braved pool time on a 105 degree afternoon and rallied for partying until the wee hours. Everything considered, the time spent with the birthday girl, her mother and her sister-in-law was great fun. On the plane home, my sides hurt from constant laughter, but my feet hurt even worse due to the torturous shoes I wore … thanks, fashion!
Geographically, Madison County is split into two areas – the Madison Valley and the Ruby Valley. In fact, three areas – don’t forget the parts of Big Sky that fall in our county line.
Last weekend, Mike and I attended two weddings – in fact, we even had parts to play in one of the celebrations. Mike was the best man, and I was in charge of not losing the rings, so I think we know whose job was the most important.
After my third birthday, my mother took me weekly to Roanoak Community Center in Kansas City so I could spend an hour somersaulting and cartwheeling my way up and down the gym.
Sometimes, I still feel like a little kid. I’m 25 years old, I live 1,300 miles away from my family and I am definitely an adult. But every once in awhile, I miss the days when my mom made all my big decisions.
Now, our big weekend – the Fourth of July – is behind us and I can catch my breath. But, celebrating Independence Day has me thinking about an important issue: voting.
Being in the journalism business can be disillusioning if you don’t set aside time to enjoy the good news. That’s why I love working at The Madisonian – we prioritize and celebrate happy stories.
Back in action … and just a little sore!
I was out on a fun assignment last Friday. To celebrate Earth Day, I tagged along with Ennis Elementary School students as they conquered the town of Ennis and surrounding areas with trash bags in hand.