What is life like as a small-town newspaper editor? In this post and the next, I'd like to invite you to join me for a week! While, for most people, the week starts on Sunday, for me the week really start on Wednesday, the day my papers are printed, and I start work on the next edition of the paper.
|At the Clarksville Star office: this is where the receptionist, Mary, now works...my desk is one table back. |
(This was a convenient place to pose when I showed my family the office shortly after I started working here.)
I'm always learning something new!
- Holes/eyes in Swiss cheese are formed by carbon dioxide gas created by the bacteria that flavors the cheese. Micro particles of plant origin serve as nuclei for the bubbles of carbon dioxide. In Switzerland, the cheese suffered from blindness as sealed milking machines largely precluded the presence of microscopic hay particles in milk until scientists figured this out.
- Chickens used to wear glasses (see here for an explanation).
- Cows at a local dairy wear pedometers much like runners wear FitBits or Garmins to count their steps.