My first entry turned out all right and I figured out how to enter a photo (I think), though not in my profile.
I don't think I mentioned I worked on a weekly newspaper, and my week definitely goes in cycles.
Monday and Tuesday are crazily busy, with me usually working 12-14 hours, to get all the stories finished, photos ready and paper layed out. I work short hours on Wednesday off -- sometimes taking the whole day off -- and then work 6 or so hours on Thursday and Friday, and an hour or two on Saturday if there's something to take a photo of or an event to cover. Sunday I sometimes try to get a head start on the week ... Tuesday we lay out the paper via Quark (layout program) and send the pages to Pendleton to be printed at the East Oregonian; its trucked back here Wednesdays.
Wallowa County (population about 7,000) is in the midst of building a new hospital and I covered the health district foundation's annual fundraising benefit dinner/auction last night; this year it's raising money for the new ER room. Last year the dinner raised over $50,000 and in the last 10 years its been $350,000.
Anyway it was sold out lots of people with lots of people all dressed up and pitching in for a good cause. Maybe I'll download a photo.
I have to write a column every other week, so maybe I'll start including them there after they appear in our newspaper.
Another thing going on this weekend is that two of the county's high schools' eight-man football teams were playing in state playoff games; it's the first time Joseph has made it to state since the 1950s, so it's a big deal (though I don't cover sports). Both teams won yesterday, and so eventually it's conceivable (though not likely) the two teams, Wallowa and Joseph, will meet in a game for the championship.
I'm the world's worst housekeeper, so today I was cleaning out a corner of my living room filled with newspapers and magazines. Have to start somewhere.
I want to thank Millie for being the very first person to view and comment on my blog!
I was thinking I would probably be writing it mainly to myself, as a personal journal, but she made me realize there may actually be an audience.
I used to keep a written jounal, and in re-reading it, I realized that it kept alive memories of years that would otherwise be lost to the passing of time. View from Eagle Cap will be a combination of personal and informational, I think. The freedom to meander anywhere I want without an editor is pretty liberating.