So, at the beginning of the Salt semester, we did a cross-track collaboration project called the mini ethno, which was this: spend a day in "the field," find a story and craft a multimedia project with just that day's material. My group's was the first to be posted to Salt's student blog and is available here (I did the writing component). My group lucked upon a story of a young soldier home on a brief leave from his first tour of Afghanistan. He overheard us talking about tattoos in the booth behind his in a local diner, turned around to chat and, moments later, whipped off his shirt to show us all his ink. My collaborators were radio students Matt Kielty and Clay Bolton and photographer Nic Tanner.