My name is Ben Thomas Payne, and I like to build stories. That’s why I study and practice journalism in college. I especially enjoy the kind of journalism that travels through the air…you know, by way of sound waves. Journalism isn’t the only thing that defines me, though. I like to bike. I like to meet new people. I like to walk my dog around the block. Oh, and I like to write in short sentences. I like to make connections between things, and also be totally random. I once had two steel bars lodged beneath my sternum.