I have been praying for God to open new doors of opportunity, but I never dreamed those doors would lead to my byline on a story for USA Today. Or several stories for an NPR affiliate. But both of those things happened this month, and I honestly (still) can’t quite believe it.
Not only are these professional highlights, but the stories themselves are important–even ground-breaking. And that’s the bigger news, because it’s extremely fulfilling to put these stories out into the world. Continue reading How a freelancing unicorn leaped into my life
As a Philadelphia native, I appreciate underdog stories. That’s why unconventional foodie stories have always been my jam. Continue reading Sharing the (Local) Love
I spent the first full day of spring (March 21) outdoors in nature, doing some reporting for my next climate change story (photo above). There was a babbling brook, tall trees Continue reading Turning Over a New Leaf
Hi Friends, Are you loving this year’s “winter” weather? Secretly loving the warmer temps but feeling guilty because you know climate change is behind it? Or longing for some actual snow? (Yes, yes, and I guess yes would be my answers!) Continue reading Unsung Heroes, Revealed
Happy New Year, dear readers! In 2022, I went into the heart of Pennsylvania’s woods (“Penn’s Woods”) in pursuit of climate change stories, which are now beginning to publish as we turn the calendar to 2023. Continue reading Change: My 2023 word of the year
Hi Friends, Wishing you a warm and wonderful holiday season! This is my first monthly newsletter, a wrap-up of my published freelance pieces for the month of December. I’m grateful to have you in my life as a friend, reader … Continue reading Merry Merry: December Writings
A deadline forced me to finish writing a story from an airplane. But it gave me tremendous new perspectives and insights that flowed into the story. Continue reading New Perspectives
Despite any given day in 2022 feeling like the world could explode at any given moment, I’ve experienced some sweet milestones that *kind of* offset the current state of things. Continue reading Milestones, Mementos
It feels like a case of December Déjà vu. The holiday season is once again a backdrop for COVID-19 complications. Dare we dream about an end to the pandemic? Continue reading There’s a Catch, 2022
I attended a memorial service for a homeless friend today. His death didn’t make headlines, or the footnotes for that matter, in any local newspapers. And that’s one reason I’m writing about him. Continue reading Meet Jeff: Homeless no more
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