Rainy Thursday

As I joked on Facebook, my review of the new Fall Out Boy album is the pinnacle of my journalism education, about to come to a close on Saturday. Kidding, of course, though I think it turned out better than my review of Seattle singer Sera Cahoone’s by-the-book Americana. The latter makes me really miss my time on the Olympic Peninsula, as it exemplifies the kind of driving music that goes perfectly with a rainy day on the northernmost stretch of the 101.

Driving west on U.S. 101 on the Olympic Peninsula, April 2012.
Driving west on U.S. 101 on the Olympic Peninsula, April 2012.

As promised yesterday, here’s a link to Jessica Mayrer’s adapted-at-the-last-minute cover story on Barry Beach. A great example of how weeklies can do breaking news better than dailies: There’s just more context, a better relationship with sources and a better idea of both sides.

On to Saturday, Graduation Day: With any luck, commencement speaker Jim Messina will be present at his true alma mater, the UM J-School, and I can provide you with video or photos of the event. Either way, it’s exciting to don the robes and shed the title of college student. Well, until grad school, but we’ll see about that.

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