I think there are a lot of things that I could talk about in this week's post.
I could talk about how I have not heard of any kids being abducted by the Christmas demon Krampus (see last week's post). I could expand on how life in Greencastle in general has gotten rather tame and quiet with the approach of the Christmas holiday.
I could completely bear my political side on how President Trump threw a temper tantrum with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and probable House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a televised meeting in the Oval Office yesterday. However, I think the footage speaks louder than my words would:
Understand that I am not the biggest fan of either Pelosi or Schumer, or the way that both have unnecessarily protested in the past. However, I appreciate them taking Trump to task on the simplicity and emotionalism of his arguments in this instance.
I guess what I could talk about a little more is how I have been a reporter for the Banner Graphic for almost six months. That is half-a-year that I have been running to cover school boards and town councils, as well as getting out and writing about that special event or someone.
It's half-a-year of staying in my hometown and becoming more appreciative of what we have here.
It's been half-a-year of holding a rewarding job in journalism, one which I hardly thought I would have after I graduated from Wabash. It's been six months of growing and learning every day about what I could've done better.
It's been six months where I have looked forward to going to work and being able to go my own way. I didn't have that kind of freedom a year ago.
Speaking of trying to get better, I just fixed a boo-boo in my recent article on the Cloverdale School Board's meeting last Monday. If there is one overarching fact that this job has humbled me to, it is that it's difficult to be perfect on every article.
It also means that I need to slow down.