I came across the work of a friend from grad school today. This reporter (M.L. Johnson, who works for the AP in Wisconsin), was the sort who really did her homework and asked all the interesting questions. Reflective of that recollection, Johnson's piece put a proper folksy spin on a story about cow poop research. What she does stands up as totally memorable for more than just the freely wafting - and maybe quite damaging - subject matter. It was the quality of the quotes she gathered that struck me and led me to make the personal link via the ol' Google machine. Kudos for a sharp, interesting story on current agricultural research. Johnson took an interesting premise and crossed over from academia to business, leading to a beneficial takeaway for the world at large. Not easy to do, and well worth a mention. I'm glad she's back on my radar.
Oh, and I say it often enough. So once more won't hurt. I plan to handle this blog a bit differently in the near-ish future. More snap, less volume (of content). Or merely shorter pieces. More photos, too. Things will migrate over to my Tumblr and back. Since school's back in session - and I'm focusing on bigger ideas back home in Seattle - the time seems right to learn something new. Again. I hope you'll check back to see what that might lead me to do here.