The best part of being a freelance writer is that I get to write about subjects I think are interesting. Below, please find recent pieces I’ve penned for a variety of magazines and digital pubs; for my articles in the Washington Post and The Washington Post Magazine, go to this link.
Real Simple: DC’s Flower Power Couple – Publish date/January 2020
EatingWell: Real snowbirds play in the snow – Publish date/April 2020
LeapsMag: Age Spots – Publish Date/TBD
Vassar College Quarterly: Francis Smith ’87 photographs Columbia, USA – Publish date/December 2019
“The Joys of My Hipster Dog Park” – A former rundown space became a vibrant addition to an urban D.C. neighborhood
“Should you talk with your aging parent about medical marijuana?” – The times they are a-changin’ and some are choosing relief over reluctance.”
“Making a Safe Transition From Hospital to Rehab” – How to ensure your loved one will receive good care after the move.”
“Old-skoolie: A formerly-yellow school bus turned tiny home hosts wine tours and wedding parties” – Apt84 is a Manhattan marketing manager’s attempt to combat the “retail apocalypse” and offer a space for people to connect with one another
“One photographer’s journey to 54 places named Columbia captures a disparate portrait of American life” – Francis Smith set out on a four-year road trip to document life in the U.S., one Columbia at a time
“This month, Mikah Meyer will become the first person to visit all U.S. national park sites in one single journey” – During his three-year road trip, the LGBTQ advocate has found his place in the outdoors.
“Inside the ‘plogging’ movement” – Here’s what it’s like to go jogging for the environment.
This Old House
“Digging the Gig Economy” – Six members of the Vassar Community reflect on their experiences in the “sharing” or “gig” economy.
Some older pieces:
Budget Travel: “Follow that taxi” – Famous Fat Dave’s NYC old-fashioned checkered cab 5 borough eating tour.
Grok Nation: “Debbie MacDougall wants to make all American wine buyers philanthropists” – How drinking a Moldovan wine can lead to change.”
Home & Design: “Design with a Conscience” – The National Design Triennial in New York salutes the everyday and the ethereal.
Home & Design: “Hip to be Square” – Karen Deans’s Wooden Tiles liven up your walls.
Home & Design: “Spare & Serene” – Architect Mark McInturff transforms a 1961 Georgian-style home into a decidedly modern masterpiece.
Home & Design: “Turn on the Lights” – Often overlooked, a carefully thought-out lighting plan can make or break the ambience of your home.
Honolulu Magazine: “Clearly Beloved.”
Swim Magazine: “The Zen of Swim.”
Washington Parent: “Growing Pains and other orthopedic myths”
Washington Parent: “How to prevent soccer, football and other sports injuries.”
I have also penned and published in The Huffington Post. From “Huff/Post50” to “Women” to “What’s Working: Small Business,” I’ve began writing for the Huffington Post in 2009.
50 going on 2016: 16 things my mother did when I was a kid that I can now appreciate.
A Moving Concern: Transitional Trauma.
The Transition: Underrated and Imperfect
What’s working: Small business
Memorial Day: Flying the flag is not an obnoxious statement
A Void: Where’s the Triangle Fire memorial?