In 30-plus years as a journalist, I’ve written for a variety of newspapers and magazines to include The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Runner’s World, Parents, Equus, Ladies’ Home Journal and Family Circle.
More than a few of my articles have won awards, to include this profile of Tom Brady’s trainer, which took first place in sports writing in the 2020 Top of the Rockies competition and first place in sports features in the Society for Features Journalism’s Excellence in Features contest.
In 2021, these three essays together took first place in personal column/humor writing in the Top of the Rockies competition, which includes newspapers in four states (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico):
The Socialist at the Dinner Table
The Rise and Fall of the Public Intellectual
The Optics of Billionaires in Space
Below are a few other random pieces that didn’t win any awards, but I like them anyway.
Requiem for a Jennifer
If you don’t believe in resurrection, you don’t believe in butterflies
How to hack Daylight Saving Time and gain 7 hours each week
When your daughters hate horses
The Rise and Fall of Jennifers
Mother’s Day after divorce: It’s toast
First, we kill all the leprechauns
My son, the Walzing Nazi
She died of liposuction, and nobody knows
Found in Boston: One pair of pants and an enduring sense of unity
OMG, the new blasphemy
When your car is your home
Party like it’s 1849
The redemption of Mark Sanford
The grass ceiling
Why Secretariat still matters