Hello Redfield. My name is Derek Keeling and Iím the new reporter and photographer at the Redfield Press. I have recently moved here from Portland, Oregon and Iím loving this quaint little town.
Iíve been writing for many years and with that Iíve had a novel published, The Umbras, and a fiction article published in Empirical Magazine titled, Flight of Paranoia. I have also done a lot of online writing for a Northwestern website that specializes in music news. Writing, journalism, editing, and reading are all things that I hold near and dear.
Since moving from Portland, Oregon to Redfield, South Dakota I have fallen in love with Redfieldís people. The kindness found here just doesnít exist in bigger cities. My first day here every car or person that passed made an effort to wave or smile at me, to the point where my arm was starting to hurt.
I have yet to experience the extreme cold that South Dakota receives in the winter, and to be honest Iíve never felt anything under 20 degrees, so that should be an experience.
I hope that youíll continue to read this wonderful paper and enjoy it for years to come. Thanks for the lovely welcome Redfield. Iíll see you around.