September 26, 2012
When I began as the sports editor of the Hood River News in 2006, one of my first goals was to publish a weekly column. Over the next six years I wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 of those columns before winding it down earlier this summer.
At the time I announced I was heading off for a bit to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity. The first of those was getting married to Mrs. Babbles (likely the first and last time my wife will consent to go by that name!).
A second opportunity was helping launch this web site.
Ben's Babbles will continue here in a different form. Instead of coming up with one idea to fit into a weekly column (sometimes that was a challenge and other times it was a stretch), I'll post a few things here every week. Some may be long, others short. Some may have to do about sports, but plenty will not.
Welcome to the new hoodrivernews.com and welcome to the new incarnation of Ben's Babbles. I invite you to stick around and join in the conversation.