A few days ago I realized it was all getting to be too much. News that is. Actually, to be
by Karina Coombs [Reprinted from the original Carlisle Mosquito article found here.] It’s not often that you get a chance to reinvent yourself and when it happens in your mid-40s, and you thought those chances had all but passed, you take it. Newly arrived in Carlisle, I first met the Mosquito’s General Manager Susan Emmons on the playground of the Red Balloon preschool. We talked about what it was like to live in a small town before she casually asked if I’d like to write for the newspaper. Without her knowing it at the time, she offered me the opportunity to pursue a dream I had shelved long ago, as well as a way back into the workforce after seven years of being a stay at home parent. If you want to learn about your community, reading the newspaper is a good way to start. But if you really want to know how it ticks from the inside out, its
My latest feature on a local entrepreneur can be found here. Full text below. Small business with big plans by
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Jeff Bauman about his book, Stronger. My feature article can be found here.
My feature article about the Battle of Gettysburg exhibit in town is now online. I could have written another few thousand words about the scavenging that went on after the battle, the gruesome guided tours of the land, and the pure wretchedness of it all, but then it wouldn’t have been a newspaper article. I had no idea I could find this so interesting. It was a pleasant surprise.
Well, if you do have to lose your life’s savings while playing carnival games, I suppose a giant stuffed banana with dreadlocks isn’t the absolute worst thing you could walk away with… Photo found on Flickr from Randi805
~ The saga of the bacon and syrup laden Maine hermit.