In early August, my wife . It was a hectic experience, but everything turned out beautifully.
Bianca and I left the hospital after one week, but our new son Noah had to hang there a bit longer so he could acclimate to life outside the womb.
Rather than use my paternity leave while Noah was in the hospital, I decided I’d go back to work and save it for his homecoming, which arrived two days ago, about three weeks after he was born on August 6.
My wife and I visited him in the hospital in Sacramento every single day. It was exhausting at times, but we knew we had to do it. But now it's time to be a family, so I’ll be offline until September 18. I'm pretty excited about it.
Dixon Patch will have a guest editor and a couple of freelance reporters running the show in my absence. The editor's name is Jennifer Morita, and she'll be great. You can reach her at email@example.com. Please don’t hesitate to do so.
HERE'S MY MESSAGE TO YOU...
I think this can be an opportunity for you to really grab a hold of this site.
Sure, Dixon Patch is a news outlet with articles and videos and whatnot. But it’s also a place to share information and interact with the news. This town is yours, and you can play a role in the sharing what's going on. Here are some simple ways to do that:
- Want to voice your opinion or share some news (about anything at all!)? – Post a blog.
- Want to say something about a story on the site? – Post a comment.
- Want to publicize an event? – Add it to our calendar.
- Want to share a photo or video with the community? – Add it to our neighborhood gallery, or upload photos to any Dixon Patch story.
- Want to share a press release? – Post an announcement.
We’ll always be here reporting and writing. That will NEVER stop. But we don’t want you to just sit back and wait around while we do it. As I told you when I took over at Dixon Patch, you’re sitting on too much valuable information.
I’ll see you all on September 18. In the meantime, contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and help tell the town’s stories while I'm gone.
I'm going to go hang out with my baby now. Bye!