I have been meeting people, going places, doing things and collecting stories for a lot of years now, and, if I’m being honest, it never gets old. While these links only offer a glimpse into my work, I believe you will get a good idea of the scope and style … and I hope you enjoy the journey.
I began my career in print media writing features and commentaries for various local and national publications. Here are a few you will enjoy:
One highlight of my career folks always ask about is travel writing.
Yes, it is as fun, rewarding and exciting as you imagine it is. It takes a lot of work, planning and preparation, but I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t worth it.
Having fun? Why stop now! Flip through these magazine feature stories
Fort Desoto: The Majestic Fortress (page 6)
The Ghosts of Egmont Key (page 16)
Bok Tower Gardens (page 8)
A Taste of Tuscany (page 14)
One Family Indivisible (page 24)
Fall Foliage Tour (page 20)
For the Birds (page 36)
A Grand Adventure (page 42)
This morning, I received a message from an aspiring professional writer with a question. I thought their question, as well as their follow up to my initial response, were important, so I asked if I could share both their question and my answer. Q:...
Stan Lee, Marvel Comics’ patriarch and father of innumerable modern legends, has died. He was 95, and, in nearly one century on this earth, Lee attained mythic status reserved for those who define industries, genres, and generations of childhoods. There is no doubt...
One of the highlights of my writing career was the day I got a call from LtCol H. Spencer Faircloth (Ret.), who wanted my help writing a book about his extraordinary life. Spence didn’t land at Normandy on D-Day. He was still a kid, back home in Georgia, collecting...
Seek first to understand. Stephen Covey (and others) said that, and I adopted it as my first rule of reporting. I hear from a lot of people — even politicians (hey y’all) — I write about, who tell me they respect my reporting, even when they feel stung by it. That...
A friend posted a comment about the strange nature of politics lately. Things do seem to be stranger than fiction these days, and I see it getting more, not less, bizarre, at least in the short term. Thing is, this situation has been building for decades, and it’s...
Everybody's talking... Contrary opinions like tracers flashing across the night sky in a war zone. We need to Do Something about school shootings. Of course we do. But are we willing to do what really has to be done to create a catalyst for authentic change? Yes, we...