* Due largely to some non-dramatic reasons, I am taking a sabbatical here for roughly the next 90 days. This is mostly due to some recent increases in responsibilities at work as well as school, family etc. I'm also taking a long hard look at some of my personal priorities (a long overdue action on my part). I will pop back in from time to time and I anticipate being back in the flow of things probably around early December. But, for now consider me mostly submerged. If you send me an e-mail and/or put something on my talk page, it'll be (at best) a good while until I can respond. Keep doing good things here during the interim! --Bddpaux (talk) 14:01, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Absolutely free advice for any new writers here:
- Within the first 3 sentences of any article you're writing, ask yourself, "Would a school teacher in Manila care about this? What about a waiter in Sydney or a young mother in Hong Kong?" The answer should be a quick 'Yes', or you might be wasting your time here: this is an international news site.
- I live by this rule about articles/submissions here: Get it, write it, submit it, move on. You'll be helping yourself if you adopt that motto too.
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Things I dearly love: Wikinews:For Wikipedians
- Texas woman accused of shooting landlord dies in hospital (with OR)
- Church van flips killing four, injuring fifteen in Georgia, US (minor assistance with clean-up − pre-publication)
- Oil-eating microbe found in the Gulf of Mexico (minor assistance with sentence structure, post-publication)
- Major fire results in significant damage to Texas apartment complex (with OR and a barely acceptable photo)
- Texas Commissioner of Agriculture visits schools to kick off National School Lunch Week (with OR)
- Freshwater lakes in Texas show signs of extreme drought (with OR, photos and featured on Main Page)
- Drought conditions and high winds lead to wildfires in Texas (with OR, videos and featured on Main Page - - this was a major scoop for me)
- At least four dead and hundreds of homes destroyed after week of wildfires rage throughout Texas (with OR, photo and featured on Main Page)
- Texas wildfires push public resources to the limit
- Texas continues to suffer record-breaking drought
- School Principal found dead in Tennessee classroom; teen held by police
- Report indicates Texas state parks still suffering following worst drought on recordv(with OR, and featured on Main page) --with significant help from User:KTo288
- Texas teen enters guilty plea in shooting trial
- Texas college student found dead on campus
- Three students killed in Ohio school shooting, others injured
- Wikinews interviews Americans Elect presidential candidate Mike Ballantine (essentially all OR)
- Terry Teen, 1960s Rockabilly artist, injured in collision with loads of OR and I was acquainted with the subject
- 1960s Rockabilly music artist Terry Teen dies aged 70
- Louisiana State University loses spot in college world series
- Wikinews interviews 17-year-old author of 'LEGO Heavy Weapons'
- Drought conditions hit much of US again in 2012
- Small Texas town hosts large baseball tournament
- Cities across Texas increase efforts to combat mosquitos
- Multiple planes perform aerial spraying over greater Dallas, Texas in effort to combat mosquitoes
- Wikinews finds citizens' feelings, actions throughout Texas regarding West Nile virus threat vary greatly
- Tropical Storm Isaac creates worries across US gulf states
- Needed rains blanket much of Texas, more expected, in early 2013
- 13th Annual Beverly Hills film festival opens
- Wikinews interviews President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians
- Public officials, experts discuss lessons learned during West, Texas explosion
- US 'Black Friday' shoppers gather hours, even days before some stores' openings
- Public health officials advise on rising flu levels in Texas 2013/2014 season
- Healthcare workers, public officials struggle to address influenza outbreak across much of U.S.
- Woman shot, killed during standoff with police in Longview, Texas
- Controversy brews surrounding small Texas church
- Science museum hosts first-ever 'Maker Faire' for city of Tyler, Texas
- Early reports indicate massive blizzard to strike northeastern portions of US late Thursday
- Forensic pathologist identifies remains of Texas woman missing since 2006
- Texas police name 'person of interest' in DeBerry woman's disappearance
- Community members host fundraiser to help family of slain Texas woman
- Texas Governor Perry indicted on two felony counts
- Wikinews interviews Kristian Hanson, producer-director of indie horror film 'Sledge'
- Two-time plane crash survivor, Austin Hatch, scores first goal in college sports
- Three found dead at Fort Hood US military base
- Perry out, Abbott in: Texas gets new governor
- Torrential rains cause deaths, wreak havoc across much of Texas
- 100th annual East Texas State Fair opens
- Prominent Texas attorney dead, just days following daughter's suicide
- Multiple people wounded in Houston, Texas shooting
- Modern radio drama 'Paranoria, TX' releases 100th episode
- Wikinews visits set of indie film 'Dead on Set'
My various sandboxes and archives
- User:Bddpaux/Archive 1
- User:Bddpaux/Archive 2
My Wall of False Humility
This award is presented to Wikinews reporters upon their 50th published news article.