Did I think I'd go from being a reporter for KTLA to blogging about my recent vasectomy? Um, no. But if I'm able to help guys out there be more comfortable with having this procedure, then it's worth it.
After driving hypnotically for two hours "under the influence" of sleep deprivation, feeling like I was in another dimension of time and space, I found myself heading towards the border of Mexico imagining I was a stunt driver in an action movie.
Sending social media feeds in a fashionable frenzy; Flor de Maria Rivera continues to deliver her trendy spin on modern attire. Mixing affordable apparel with high end fashion, she inspires her fans to mix and match existing pieces with bold, colorful accessories.
The experience gave me the idea for a story: A national security reporter discovers that a subminiature electronic device is implanted in his head. He investigates, propelling him into a life-or-death struggle with the spy who'd bugged him.
Bloggers possess significant First Amendment protections against "prior restraint" through injunctions. A Florida Court of Appeals reversed an injunction against "... defamatory blogs in the future" in a lawsuit involving a blogging former tenant and a commercial landlord.
Most of my friends know they will get paid every other Friday, and they know they have X number of sick days. It's a routine, it's a way of life -- but it's not mine. In fact, my freelance life (and lack of a steady paycheck) is the antithesis of all they know and hold dear.
Shield Laws aren't simply for protecting journalists and their sources, they are to ensure the ability for investigative journalism to continue informing the public and strengthening democracy. Cherry picking who gets protected is another way of criminalizing journalism.
Nothing about my life here on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, is normal, and no wedding is ever without its own challenges and nightmares. But somehow we always pull it off and create unbelievable destination weddings for our brides and grooms.
Sure, challenges are great for learning and personal growth, but what if you're trying to create in the moment and you haven't had time to process what you're going through? What if it's just too damn heavy to deal with creatively? That's what I've been grappling with.