Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A quarterlife crisis is when you're a twentysomething and freak about everything you're doing and not doing and where you are and who you associate with and what you stand for and what you haven't done yet and what decisions you passed up and why you're here.
I'm not having one of those.
But I tend to think about those questions a lot. Unexamined lives aren't worth living, right?
A friend sent me this article about finding happiness and following passion. It says the opposite of what I've been taught to think-- Passion doesn't automatically lead to happiness.
It's an intriguing and quick read worth a few minutes of time now and lots more thought later.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
That's what the Chief Deputy District Attorney asked me in a voicemail early Friday morning. She was returning a message I left the previous evening.
My call asked about laws surrounding police officers and lethal use of force.
I was one of the first reporters on scene and spent the next few hours giving live reports, tracking down police, shooting video, trying to find out what happened.
Information slowly started emerging from police, family, and witnesses. It was a 20 year old Medford man, Jimmy Georgeson, who had been arrested in the past and served time for assaulting a U.S. Marshal.
Co-worker Steven stayed late and did a major portion of the work in putting together all the information for the 11:00 broadcast.
The next day we had complete coverage once the dust started settling, and the victim's family became very unsettled.
Jimmy's family talks about their late son's history of mental illnesses and being behind bars in Juvenile Hall, jail, and prison.
They admit Jimmy did not have the best record, but they believe he was unarmed and killed without justice.
The Marshals who fired their weapons are on paid leave, Medford Police is investigating, the family is preparing a lawsuit.
This will be a long, time-consuming, and evolving story. It's got an incredibly interesting beginning.