- March 3, 2021
Where to begin? Usually, I leave on a positive. But 2020 was a hard one. The story of the year was COVID. It has affected us all in many ways. I would say that it changed me personally. I no longer trust the media. I only read WEBB WEEKLY. I did enjoy my time with
Where to begin? Usually, I leave on a positive. But 2020 was a hard one. The story of the year was COVID. It has affected us all in many ways. I would say that it changed me personally. I no longer trust the media. I only read WEBB WEEKLY. I did enjoy my time with my family. But being back to the grind and trying to stay safe has been difficult. I am trying my best to stay positive. 2021 can only get better.
I am truly blessed and humbled. The praise and feedback are off the charts. It is embarrassing. I DO take pride in this part-time gig. The WEBB WEEKLY and I have been together since her beginning, and I look forward to sharing more tales in 2021. Special thanks to Mr. Webb for the opportunity. He has been a good friend and serves as the big brother I never had. I don’t agree with him politically, but we have a common understanding. He even allows me to broadcast some football games. My editor Steph has also been grand. I have only seen her four times in the past 16 years, yet we speak every week. She is one of my good friends. Steph makes this page look nice and adds a few commas. Thanks, guys.
My topics vary. They revolve around sports and the great outdoors. Fly fishing is my new passion, but I enjoy the many conversations with the local HS coaches and athletes. Jimmy and Steph allow me to seek and share some of their accomplishments. It is a lot of fun, and I have made many connections. Sharing these stories can be somewhat of a challenge. I play fair, strive to win, and always do my best. Thankfully this is not a pilot. I do like to stir the pot from time to time.
My 11-year-old son is my pride and joy. Jensen is a great kid, and I refer to him quite often. He plays a lot of FORTNITE and tags along with some of my adventures. Jensen participates in many sports, which provides some great content. My lovely bride is also great, and we make a solid team. But Michelle doesn’t like the spotlight, so I always refrain from using her name. The Spencers like to keep it simple. We take advantage of our beautiful area. Hiking, canoeing, kayaking, and camping provide some great articles. I got a lot of love from those.
I am back on the sidelines. Coaching some hoops at St. John Regional Academy and looking forward to getting into the gym after our pause. COVID has impacted just about everything. I remain optimistic. Hopefully, we will have some type of season. The boys definitely deserve it. My fingers are crossed. Plan on hearing more from the bleachers as we get closer.
Several have asked some interesting questions. Perhaps I can take this opportunity to entertain a few. No. I did not study creative writing or journalism in college. I crunched numbers and played tons of golf. English was actually my worst subject. It was a constant fight, and I vividly remember the battles. I lacked confidence. I guess that is why I am so appreciative when someone reaches out to give me props. I usually return serve with a COVID hug.
I always struggle with early deadlines. My spunky editor would agree. Some say it is procrastination. I prefer to call it a minor delay in motivation. I always have good intentions. But certain things tend to get in the way. It isn’t always my fault, kids. But it usually is.
No. I do not write these articles behind a computer or fancy laptop. I am always on the go, and I call myself a MOBILE freelance scriber. All of my columns are typed on an iPhone. Maybe that is why my thumb never works, and my spelling stinks. My favorite place to scribe is on a park bench along a creek somewhere. I usually head there about an hour before my deadline. You wouldn’t believe it. Today I am doing this little write-up while making a drive to Mifflinburg. I will take a break to install these two vanities. My coworkers accuse me of blogging. No, this isn’t a rant on FACEBOOK. This goes out to 58,000 homes. Cheers.