From A(to)Z

A reporter's notebook for my adventures in Phoenix, AZ.

The tree grew perfectly for the view.

A sky worth waking up early for …

Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ

Back in Florida for a little R&R with family. Its edges are written in another language …

You see walls and you walk through them.

a comment about my persistence (also known as stubbornness) from one of my Cronkite mentors

Retha Hill’s Life Tips

Retha Hill came and spoke to some of us during a luncheon. She was told she could talk about “whatever.” Though the topic was broad and someone else could have made it boring, Retha decided to go more personal and share her Top 12 Life Tips (in no particular order).

  • Never leave opportunity or money on the table. “It’s all about the hustle. Never give up.”
  • Compete against yourself and not other people. Some people may try to pin you against others, but don’t fall for it.
  • Don’t be a lazy reporter — Understand the subject, get diverse sources, value the community that you are in and get to know folks.

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RoRo sunset

Under the bridge (Tempe Town Lake in Tempe, AZ)

"Where did this machine go to school? U of A?" — Question on a note taped to an ASU vending machine.