For aspiring journalists …

Sometimes I meet aspiring journalists at Pellissippi State where I spend part of the day advising students. I tell them to double major. Study journalism, but pick something else in the sciences (including computer science), technology or business. Something, says Jenna Goudreau, “wildly different” to diversify yourself.

The name of the her article is “Top 10 Tips for Aspiring Journalists”. It’s a couple of years old, but Ms. Goudreau offers some useful, down-to-earth advice.



Pollen and other bad news

I live in East Tennessee, but I don’t complain about pollen and allergies. And here’s why: I wasn’t affected until this week. Sneezing and headaches. Check. Sore throat. Yep. Itchy, watery eyes. Uh-huh.

It hit me this week after a long weekend of mowing and brush clearing. So, I’m wondering if this year is different from previous years.

I got some insight from Science Daily.