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So Long, FarewellPosted Monday, May 17, 2010, at 10:33 AM
Auf wiedersehen, goodbye. And so the song goes. The song from Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The Sound of Music" that I used to torture my uncle with, by singing it over and over. And now, in all sincerity, it is time for me to say those words to you, loyal readers.
I have enjoyed my year and a half at The Marshall Democrat-News, and I have learned a lot -- not just about journalism, but also about myself and small towns and more. Now, however, it is time for me to move on. I have accepted a position teaching English with the Chatteris Educational Foundation in Hong Kong, and I am very excited to set off on another adventure and explore the world.
I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog and paying attention to my thoughts and opinions. I must also thank all my sources and journalistic subjects, who, for the most part, have been wonderfully cooperative in our working relations. I wish every Saline Countian only the very best for the future.
Perhaps I will return to Marshall someday, but for now I bid you adieu. From time to time, I may add new entries to this blog, describing my international experiences. But, you can also follow my foreign journey on a new as-yet unnamed blog, which will be linked to my current one: http://sydneysjoyofeating.blogspot.com.
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Sydney is a former staff writer for the Democrat-News. She received degrees from University of Missouri in both music and magazine journalism. She played oboe with the Marshall Philharmonic Orchestra and the Marshall Municipal Band while she was in Marshall.