Filed by Nikole Dugger
Green is an overwhelming theme in the newsroom today, as my colleagues simultaneously honor St. Patrick and strive to inform the masses.
After spending much of last summer in Eire's capital city, I choose to call it Irish Appreciation Day.
I still miss the weather, the River Liffey, my Irish newsroom and the pint-fueled adventures my travel partner from West Virginia and I executed from our Dublin headquarters.
So, here's to Fionnuala McCarthy, the editor with the amazing voice that made criticisms sound like compliments and whose husband got her an ink pen that doubled as a radio for their anniversary, instead of the iPod she'd been wanting.
I spent much of Thursday evening with some of the area's most creative young people at the Hunter's ARCExpo The whole thing was actually pretty amazing, though it was a bit difficult to relate to these well-spoken and creative teenagers. The majority of my high school experience involved ensuring I would make it home in time for