April 05, 2018 at 09:03AM


Port Jervis, Journalist Associate Wanted

Searching for answers to your questions or those of others?
Want to not only know the truth, but share it? Well, hopefully we’re both in luck!

Transparently, Brienna Parsons is looking for a journalist associate for pro bono writing.

Port Jervis, New York is a low-income city, with a median household income of hardly $35k in 2010. The major newspaper that covers the area is the Times Herald-Record. Two things are hard to come by: paying gigs and reporters.

This gig is unpaid, but includes bylines, being featured on YourPortJervisIsShowing.com, and opportunities to create amazing work that can’t help but hit the printer.

Gig requirements are that the right reporter has fair control over their free time and can manage their time well, as well as owns an iPhone or a High Resolution camera. They should be able to take shorthand notes on the fly and be prepared to record conversations and ask for attribution.

If you’re looking to learn and get into the career, this is a good place to start. I’m covering local finance news and keeping city processes open and transparent. We’re also going to look at applying as a team for internships in the career track.

I’m currently available Mondays and Thursdays. If this works for you too, great, but more open availability is appreciated as there are plenty of events that I can’t cover with this availability.

Contact via email: briennaparsons22@gmail.com.
Serious inquiries only. 

PHOTOS: Snow Day in Port Jervis

Today is International Women’s Day. My drive to take photos of mother nature today was thus uncompromising. Enjoy!

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  • snowman spotted on Fowler (not mine)

A Solemn Goodnight to All

On this day in history, legendary director Stanley Kubrick passed away in 1999.

He’s known for films such as The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Full Metal Jacket.

His work, decades later, still influences pop culture, cinema, television, and a broad spectrum of media.

I’m snowed in tonight, so I’m going to watch one of his earlier flicks. I might watch one of his earlier films tonight, one I haven’t watched yet. Not Dr. Strangelove or Spartacus.

What are you watching tonight? Show? Movie? Or maybe reading a book?

Asking for a Friend: How to be a Less Shitty Person (Part 1)

Today’s Daily Prompt is Fact.

This is a sort of follow-up to my “debriefing” article that I posted on my blog on Monday.


How well do you know yourself?

Why do you do what you do? Do you know why you make the choices that you do? Could you reveal any facts about your decisions, thoughts, feelings, or actions?

Petter Johansson doesn’t believe so:


What’s the principle reason?

Is it possible that we can make better choices, or dare I say, real choices, if we make them based on our principles?

What tenets guide your life? What commandments? What laws? If these are the things that allow us true choice, do we know why?


What makes a virtuous principle?

To me, a virtuous principle is based on fact.

For instance, killing is wrong. Murder is bad. It hurts people. It ends their lives. It brings grief and pain to friends and family.

What about doctor-assisted suicide? The question becomes more complicated. However, if it is in your moral compass that murder is wrong but suicide, for some reason, isn’t, then you would likely say “murder is wrong, but doctor-assisted suicide is fair.”


For me the highest virtue is patience.

That’s why I’ll take more time to suss this out.

I leave you with this:


“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”