A lot can happen in a decade. Within just 10 years, the U.S. might see three Presidents, clothing styles can morph from neon tube tops to plaid button-down shirts (and back to neon tube tops), and a child can grow from a tree-swinging youngster to a college adult. A decade is a considerable length of time, but as anybody older than 40 can tell you, it can whiz by unbelievably fast.
On Oct. 31, Moonshine Ink celebrates a decade in existence. Born from a simple dream — to create a genuine community newspaper in Truckee/North Lake Tahoe — the venture has been 10 years on mach speed. Both a rich experience and a tiring adventure, the endeavor is worthwhile when we make a difference in readers’ lives.
To mark our 10th birthday, Moonshine will be publishing an anniversary edition next month and we want to feature a crucial facet of the paper — our readers! We wanna see you with your Moonshine. In a special spread, we will feature photos of you with a copy of Moonshine in hand. Feel free to do a group shot or get your canine or feline buddies into the fray. Submit to email@example.com by Oct. 2.
Even after the October edition is published, we’d still love to see a photo of you and Moonshine, be it down in Yosemite, on the shores of Belize, or held aloft in the Himalaya.
Along the same lines, we offer a reminder that we strongly encourage community discourse. As the newspaper industry redefines itself, one of the major shifts is a move from one-way, top-down reporting to a vibrant two-way street where knowledgeable citizens weigh in on community matters. Moonshine has a monthly Spout opinion section in print and an ongoing comments section online. Please continue submitting your letters and comments — keep community discourse alive.
As Izaak Walton, a writer from the 1600s, wrote, “Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.”
~ Mayumi Elegado