Graphic Medicine conference in Vermont, sponsored by Dr. Seuss

Not really. It is sponsored by the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, named for donor Theodor Geisel, aka Dr.Seuss.

Please, someone, give me an assignment to cover this. CCS_GRAPHIC_MED_TheWaysWeWork_2018-1

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The health press releases that go straight to the junk folder. Some good ideas with no Boston link. Lots of true junk!

The exclamation point is a red flag. Editors tell freelance writers to read the publication before pitching a stories. I guess the stakes are lower for PR email blasts. Below find a sample from senders the BHN directs to the trash. A few good ones get caught up in the screen. (Here’s some help on […]

via The health press releases that go straight to the junk folder. Some good ideas with no Boston link. Lots of true junk! — Boston Health News

Writing about the birth and rebirth of a roller coaster

by Tinker Ready

In 1983, I wrote a story for the Valley Advocate in Springfield, Massachusetts about a new roller coaster.  I interviewed the designer on the construction site in what was then Riverside Amusement Park in Agawam. “There’s not much to it, ” William C. Cobb said. “It’s pure physics.”

I rode it about 2005 and it was pretty rickety, especially compared to the new monorail coaster I had just ridden.

In 2015, I heard they same coaster was being revamped by the current owner, Six Flags. So, I wrote about the updated Wicked Cyclone for The Boston Globe. This time, I got to ride it with a video camera. Not rickety anymore.

 

 

 

 

Riding the Wicked Cyclone with the Go Pro from Tinker Ready on Vimeo.