I do not have anything particularly original or reflective to talk about in this week's post. This is due to the amount of assignments that I have on my plate, which have made this week one of the busiest I've had in a while in terms of writing. Today is not necessarily a "free day" for me to think or comment about what's happening on here.
This is besides the fact that this week is my busiest on my schedule of meetings. I went to the Cloverdale School Board's regular session Monday evening, and have to write up my coverage of the Cloverdale Town Council last night. The first was routine, while the latter played out much more controversy than I expected (Cloverdale has some colorful characters, and clashes are a part of it). South Putnam's school board meeting tonight will be the last of these commitments.
I also have to finish a profile for our Senior Life Odyssey insert, which will come out sometime next week. While I got some great content out of my interviewee, it's been easier thought of than done trying to coalesce various jumbled details into a cohesive story (and that's really not his fault). I also have a hard deadline for getting the article done before the end of the day tomorrow, and so I have devoted at least part of my morning to getting further along on it.
That's the gist on the newspaper side. I'm also watching Wabash College's Day of Giving and hopeful that many of my classmates will step up and give to our affinity challenge for the Class of 2017. This proud Greencastle native is just as proudly wearing one of his Wabash ties in the newsroom today.
It's an exciting day for the advancement office, as well as Wabash alumni. A goal of more than $1 million and 4,410 gifts is what lies ahead before the end of the day, and I'm confident it will not just be met.
Though I will contribute some of my "treasure" to the annual fund today, I will attach here the post I wrote last week where I touch on what I feel is an important thought in light of the Day of Giving: is it just as important for someone to "be there" as it is to give monetarily to a cause?
I encourage my connections on social media to tackle that question honestly. There may be two flat answers, but perhaps both can be reconciled. For Wabash, today is about the money and the opportunities these gifts will allow for its students, and I will do my part. My alma mater still gives me something to believe in to do so.