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