The daily grind

My six-month internship is almost up, and as I began to learn this new city, I will again be leaving soon to a new city. 

Here are some of the photos from daily assignments I’ve covered over the last few months since my last post in September.

Also, #hireme

Stewart Friesen (52) makes a pit stop during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Corrigan Oil 200 at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Brooklyn, Mich.

“I’ve been here so many years I can’t remember, I remember when it was a quarter to get in,” says Ed O’Shea of Jackson as he stokes a fire with lighter fluid in the infield campgrounds at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, in Brooklyn, Mich.

Mike Kendall, right, holds up an “EXIT securely” sign as the EXIT Realty “EXIT Mobile” boat capsizes with Steffen Seiler in front during the seventh annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat?” race, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Cascade Falls Park in Jackson, Mich.

Jackson’s Benoit Richards (60), Kenyon Mulcahy (25) and Dakota Robertson (3) celebrate after defeating Chelsea, 29-20, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Chelsea. Jackson is currently undefeated this season, 5-0.

Therese Vainner walks her cat, Phoenix, during the Bright Walls Mural Festival, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in downtown Jackson.

Dave Van Patten of Los Angeles, works on his mural during the Bright Walls Mural Festival, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, in downtown Jackson.

Members of the U.S. Marines 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, 25 Marine Regiment, carry the casket containing the remains of U.S. Marine aviator Second Lt. Elwood Bailey, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Jackson.

Springport’s Colby Burger (25) makes a catch in the endzone for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of a high school football game, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Springport. Michigan Center won, 25-16.

Jolie Brochu of Flint Powers Catholic reacts to her putt on hole 7 during the MHSAA Division 3 girls golf finals, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Forest Akers East golf course in East Lansing.

Western head coach David Mifsud reacts after defeating Mattawan in overtime in the first round of the MHSAA division 3 playoffs, 21-14, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 in Parma.

Jackson police investigate a shooting near the intersection of Biddle and Second streets about 3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5,  2018 in Jackson. One man was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Health with a gunshot wound to the leg.

JaxCitPat - Say that three times fast

Finally got around to rounding up some images from my first two months here in Jackson. I got tossed straight into the fire my first weekend covering NASCAR solo, which was definitely a baptism by fire. It’s been great here, working mostly in Jackson, but a few times a month I work out of Ann Arbor or Detroit. 

A camel from Wild World Zoo grimmaces in the rain as Terilyn Lammon(14) and Stephanie Masters(14) seek shelter under their umbrella during the 61st annual Carp Carnival, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Michigan Center.

Adam Wilson of Oakcreek, Colo.(hat) and Greg Schomurg look around during a open house tour of the Michigan Central Station, Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Detroit.

Families cool off from the heat at Portage Lake Beach in the Waterloo Recreation Area, Saturday, June 30, 2018, in Chelsea.

Colton Brennan dunks over two kids to win the dunk contest at the 45th annual Gus Macker tournament, Saturday, July 14, 2018, in Jackson.

Ryan Simmons of Lansing, Mich. adjusts the caber on his shoulder before attempting to flip it around during the second annual Jackson Highland Games, Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Ella Sharp Park in Jackson.

A horse watches fair-goers walk by from the first day of the Jackson County Fair, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, in Jackson.

Austin Toteff(6) of Brooklyn looks out at the rain during the second day of the Jackson County Fair, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, in Jackson.

A pit crew member wheels a dolly behind him as fans and track officials seek shelter from the rain in the pit tunnel, Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich.

NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin completes a lap in a FireKeepers Casino 400 pace car at the Michigan International Speedway on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Brooklyn, Mich.

The party continues in the infield during Faster Horses at Michigan International Speedway, Saturday, July 21, 2018, in Brooklyn. The three day country music festival runs until Sunday.

Devin Daoust and Brooke Dicken ride the swing during Faster Horses at Michigan International Speedway, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Brooklyn.

The party continues in the infield during Faster Horses at Michigan International Speedway, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Brooklyn.

Better late than never

After three months in St. Louis, I once again stuffed my car with all my belongings and drove to my next internship in Jackson, Mich. with  the Jackson Citizen Patriot/ I will be here for six-months working in the Jackson-Ann Arbor region.  I wanted to use this post to revisit some of my favorite frames while I was in STL and to once again thank the incredible staff I had the privilege of working with.

Ann Johnson of St. Louis dances before the start of The People’s Joy Parade, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in St. Louis.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens disembarks from court in St. Louis on Thursday, May 10, 2018, after the first day of jury selection in his felony invasion of privacy trial.

Malachi Snyder(4) takes a step up to lay a rose down for his father, Officer Blake Snyder, with his mom, Elizabeth Snyder during the 41st annual memorial ceremony honoring law enforcement and firefighters who died in the line of duty, Friday, May 11, 2018, at St. Louis County Memorial Park in Clayton.  St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder was killed in the line of duty on October 6, 2016.

A young boy practices his swing with his dad in downtown St. Louis.

Zacg Jaeger of St. Louis flips his skateboard while doing a trick at the Peter Mathews memorial skate garden, Thursday, May 24, 2018, in St. Louis.

Paul Jensen pours a raspberry hefeweizen at Schlafly Tap Room, Friday, May 25, 2018, in St. Louis. Jensen has been bartending at Schlafly since its opening in 1991.

Bob Reisch of Ballwin, an Army Vietnam veteran, stands under a tree before the 59th annual Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 28, 2018, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty (32) throws in the first inning during a baseball game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, May 31, 2018 in St. Louis. The Cardinals won, 10-8.

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