The Power Of A Positive Role Model

Recently, I spoke to a local teacher about a group of girls she and some volunteer moms have been teaching about running, nutrition and health. They’re hoping to promote good body image and self-esteem for fourth and fifth grade girls, and get them interested in running or other sports. The teacher told me decided to…
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How To ‘talk The Talk’ Journalist-style

One of my closest friends from college, Sarah, and I often talk via “Google Chat.” On more than one occasion, Sarah has acted as a sounding board for blog posts, letting me bounce a few ideas off her until I figure out what I want to write. Sarah was not a com arts major like…
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Duck, Duck, More Ducks!

Sometimes, when I’m out taking photos for the paper, I happen to see something that just needs photographing, but has nothing to do with what I’m working on, whatsoever. For example, these ducks:   I was taking photos of daytime RiverDazzle activities the day after Thanksgiving, and I was walking down Riverwalk, on my way…
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Pictures Of Me 4: ‘A Christmas Carol’

As you may know, if you’ve read my recent column in the River Falls Journal, I’m in the River Falls Community Theater Production of “A Christmas Carol” this year. As we’re staging it as the 1939 production, we are all in costume as 1939 radio actors. Which means I get to have fun with my…
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Pictures Of Me 3

I had already started taking pictures at the Bacon Bash Sunday, Sept. 14, when I saw the giant flames leap up over on the City Hall lawn, near the kids’ activities. Obviously, it caught my attention. It was a Re/Max balloon. I found out later, when I had a chance to stop over and get…
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