Here’s what it’s like to be a journalist in a small town. We don’t have time to create conspiracies.

  As a journalist, I get kind of annoyed at people who leave comments on news articles posted to social media like: "I have a police scanner and you wouldn't believe all the things that the news doesn't report." ) We can't just report whatever we hear on the police scanners. It's still happening in … Continue reading Here’s what it’s like to be a journalist in a small town. We don’t have time to create conspiracies.

The Jar of Self-Confidence and Stat Bonuses

I'm naturally a bubbly person. One of my nicknames in college was the toesocks fairy. But I've been recovering from what my friends and I called emotional hypothermia, slowly warming up to my own emotions, both positive and negative ones. I wondered how much of my optimism was forced. Not all of it was. This … Continue reading The Jar of Self-Confidence and Stat Bonuses

Injustice, Suffering, and The Stoning of Soraya M.

I have serious thoughts this time of year even though I didn't grow up in a tradition that celebrated Lent. I also have this bad habit of watching disturbing historical films and getting emotionally overwhelmed. A couple of years ago, I watched The Stoning of Soraya M. over winter break. My roommates had just left … Continue reading Injustice, Suffering, and The Stoning of Soraya M.