Happy June 1 from Columnist of the Year II

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New Hampshire Press Association Awards banquet Wednesday at Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.


It’s been a bit since I’ve Mused Joyfully.  Life has taken me to Decoding the Vibe at various political events, so it’s lovely to pause this first day of June and muse joyfully on  last week’s Distinguished Journalism Awards. And lather.

Susan Dromey Heeter

InDepthNH.org took FIRST PLACE for General Excellence in the digital category. First place. InDepthNH is New Hampshire’s only nonprofit online news outlet and we garnered not only the GE award but six more in our category.

I muse joyfully that I was invited to the table, ate cheese cake with colleagues I hold in such high esteem: Garry Rayno, Wayne D. King, Paula Tracy, Paul LaPree, Montana West and LIfetime Achievement Award Winner, Nancy West.

I secretly hope Nancy begins introducing herself as, “Hi, I’m Nancy West, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner.”  I earned a second-place award for Columnist of the Year, I shall now put the letters, C.O.Y II after my name. Garry Rayno can put C.O.Y I after his.

We are big deals at InDepthNH.org.

And, dear readers, my sense is that you, too, are basking in the glory of all that is InDepthNH.org.  

So, today, this first day of June 2019 I invite you to lather InDepthNH.org, bask in the cleanliness of solid journalism, lovely writing, in-depth reporting.  

Lather a check, lather some funds  to InDepthNH.org to keep this cheese cake eating organization on its toes, on its game, on its quest for solid reporting.

And is lather not way more fun to think of than “donate?” The verb lather can mean to “form a frothy white mass of bubbles” as well as to “cover something with liberal amounts.”

And I will lather you with praise, with joyful musings of gratitude that you have chosen to support not only my Joyful Musings and Decoding the Vibe, but quality reporting and writing.  And who knows, maybe I’ll get you a selfie with Nancy West, Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, an autograph from Garry Rayno, C.O.Y I or a phone chat with Susan Dromey Heeter C.O.Y II.

Be well, Joyful Musers. Lather up.

Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.

The opinions expressed are those of the writer. InDepthNH.org takes no position on politics, but welcomes diverse opinions. email nancywestnews@gmail.com

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