Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Covering the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court

So my story finally got printed in two local newspapers. Last week I covered the first four days of the eight-day trial. You can read it here. I wish I knew more about the differences between tribal law and state law because that was really interesting.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My new favorite thing

I wrote Pete Seeger a letter and he wrote me back! I can't believe it. It's now sitting in a frame on my desk. He is a wonderful person.

As I recall it was a horror film

I put some cling wrap on my scanner and played around with it. This was my favorite of the bunch. Heeeeelp Meeeee!

Friday, June 5, 2009

glass and children

Two stories I did recently: one on a stained glass project and another on the Christian Children's Fund working with the St. Francis community.

I had a great time doing the CCF story because it was the first time I did something not affiliated with the Mission, so I was able to hear people's take on the community who I wouldn't regularly hear from. You can read that here. Unfortunately the Rapid City Journal didn't post any of my photos with the online version.

The stained glass story was fun, too. I got to see kids taking pride in making something really cool, and the window looks great in the back of the church. Read it here.

This is a picture one group of kids did of St. Francis. They had to put happy face stickers on the places they thought were positice (home, church, school, etc.) and frowning faces on bad places. Wisdom corner (where alcoholics and homelss people hang out all day) and the cemetery were two places the kids chose.