This afternoon I received a
an e mail
and then a phone call.
It was Honeybob with some great news!
His story took first place in a Scripps Howard journalism contest!
Here's what was said:
FEATURE WRITING: Resolutions are broken as easily as they're made. People vow to exercise, then don't. They pledge to save, but spend. They promise to be more modest, yet boast. Writer Steven Gardner of the Kitsap Sun in Bremerton, Wash., examined the phenomenon of conversion, but did it through local residents who told their stories of transformation. Beyond recounting their fascinating individual experiences, he also included experts in theology, spirituality and mental health to help explain the key elements of conversion. Gardner's feature was beautifully reported and written. It was touching, but also smart and informative. For all these reasons, he wins the Feature Writing award for small newspapers.
Click Here to view his winning story at the Kitsap Sun website.
Congratulations on a very well-deserved award Honeybob!
I suppose I can now forgive you
going out of the spelling bee