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So long, farewell

September 26, 2014

I began to write this in my head so many different times now I don’t even know where to begin.

Today is my last day as a reporter for the Wapakoneta Daily News and there are definitely some strange feelings floating around inside of me.

While it has only been a little over nine months, WDN and Wapakoneta have taught me a lot of things I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

For the love of the game

August 8, 2014

With training camps, practices and high school sports underway it is hard to shy away from a topic that has been on every mind at one point in their sporting career.

This topic left me with multiple sleepless nights, arguments with my parents and a sense of failure.

The gamble that is waged when weighing the pros and cons of a decision regarding this topic is asinine, but can be understood if you have been in the same position yourself.

Coping with loss: a young person’s perspective

July 17, 2014

Four years ago today my mother died of cancer. 

World Cup tops them all

June 11, 2014

The excitement that surrounds high profile sporting events is something of beauty.

The attention events like the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA and NHL finals receive is truly amazing. It is a place for people to connect, find commonality and bond with one another no matter race, class, religion, gender or opinions they may have.

Travel ... but first to the library

June 11, 2014

Recently, my husband and I went on a vacation. A long-awaited and hard-earned vacation.  After our camera was pick-pocketed on the last day of our Caribbean cruise honeymoon in 2011, robbing us of nearly every single one of our photographs, we were determined to repeat the trip as soon as we could afford it.  We wanted to retake those photographs, to recapture those memories, and to feel less cheated and violated…because that’s exactly how being pick-pocketed made us feel.

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