Friday, April 27, 2007


So I've been getting a small taste of the duties involved with the Editor-in-chief position at my college paper that I have for next year and, although there are still apprehensions, I feel a lot better about it. I have a great staff next year who will prove to work really hard and I am going to be so thankful for them. I can tell that already.
I think the biggest issue for me will be the idea of money. One of my goals was to put into motion a plan that would lead the paper to permanent self-sufficiency, giving it the ability to be completely free of influence (censorship). And I'd like to get it on the track of offering reporters a freelance style stipend for articles published. However, although I tend to be good at saving money, I don't generally have a head for budgeting and what not. Given that this is one of my major goals, I feel like I might have set myself up to fail and to fail miserably, at least in that regard.
I do, however, feel really positive about my ability to lead these people, a quality I have never really seen in my introverted self before.
I'm really trying to get back into my photography. I've felt so disconnected from it lately because I have been so busy with life. But I want to return to my love. I wonder if I could somehow get access to the darkroom over the summer? Possibilities. For now I just have to get done with this semester. So countdown: 1 ten-minute presentation on a 20-page senior seminar paper on integrating human rights and environmental rights and 1 exam on Ancient literature. Not too bad, unless I put things off:-(

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battles which any human being can fight ; and never stop fighting." ~~e.e. cummings

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This life

Okay well I'm going to do a quick introductory post of sorts generally so that I can get that all out of the way so you understand where I'm coming from and why i write what i write and how i write it.

So i'm a college student (one year til the real world and counting...eeek). I'm a journalism major with a poetic soul (hard news isn't really my forte). I love Shakespeare and analyzing literature, but I also love putting out the news. A journalism major gave me both avenues in an easy to attain format.
At my school I am the Editor-in-Chief of a rather good newspaper. We rock out, on a small, underbudgeted scale of course. I am also interning at a daily paper over the summer. I work in a library because the people rock and it smells like musty books (which i believe is my favorite scent next to coffee).
Blogs have many purposes. They can let you vent, explore new topics, keep people updated, or keep track of your own life. I've got bunches of blogs, some of which is still keep up with, others I've abandoned. This one was started because my school started to block my beloved blog site LiveJournal. When that one came back up I gave up on this one for a while. Lately, I have decided to change the goal. As the title says (taken from a song by Jose Gonzales) I plan to search for truth, but truth as it is translated into life through newspapers (my professional forte), photography (that which keeps me sane), books (my obsession) and music (an obsession that defines me).
So there you (I) have it. A purpose. I'll be updating shortly with real stuff. If you're not familiar with blogs, just to let you know you can comment as you wish. Just give me your name if you want a response or for me to know who it is. As Roland of Gilead says often in Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series: Thankee-sai!