I’ve been too busy to keep up with the blog on a daily basis, but the highlights and lowlights of this week are here:
On Wednesday I woke up to emails informing me of the death of my colleague, former boss, and former professor Jim Thistle. It was expected but it still took the wind out of me. I had a good cry and then decided to spend the day doing journalism, which is what Jim would have done. I figure any money I make today will go to the Thistle scholarship fund. I hope he and Tim Russert and Trevor Nelson are all up in news heaven having a good ol’ time working on the “Pearly Gates News at 11”.
I finished up two stories for Only A Game; my former student Jessie helped translate an interview with the editor of the largest weekly news magazine in China and we recorded sounds of Peking Duck (they don’t make much noise by the time they are served to you…) and sent those remaining elements to
I’ve picked up more freelance work with The World at WGBH/
I went into the NBC bureau for parts of a few days, logging very interesting interviews, Jasper Becker about the destruction of old
I also finally got a pass to enter the NBC work space next to the Bird’s Nest at the Olympic Village but I have been told “no blogging” about what goes on there.
But I have been invited to be a guest on the Today Show, LIVE today, to talk about adoption and I assume I can blog about that. Stay tuned.
For fun, um, not much. One of my interviews was with a hotel manager right next to the
Wednesday my student Michael came by to bring me some gifts from
On Friday, I met Mark Ma and Tingting for dinner at TGIF (they chose it!) and Mark let me buy some Olympic tickets off him for the women’s soccer final August 21. I will give those to
Saturday, I broke my tooth eating my cereal…and am debating whether to see a dentist