Sept. 27, 2011 — I just finished my first week as the newest staff writer and was getting ready to leave for the weekend.
Barb France asked me if I felt overworked and I didn’t even pause before blurting out, “Overworked? This job is not like work to me! It is so much fun.”
Many readers may already know me.
The Lassen County Chamber of Commerce’s Think Local First program provides many reasons for keeping our local dollars in play right here in our hometown — we save money while investing in our community, we support businesses that support our community, we maintain and create jobs, we keep the money we spend right here at home and we encourage business and attract businesses to Lassen County.
According to a theory on behavioral change you are in the contemplation stage.
What astonished me about this stage is that it can last a couple of weeks or as long as a lifetime. Basically some of those things we contemplate never happen.
Sept. 20, 2011 — Good old-fashioned debate is the way grownups clear the air.
So this week I am going to finish telling the rest of the story.
News editor Sam Williams and I are opposite sides of the political spectrum on many issues, but we respect each other and I for one have learned things from him.
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