My work appears in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Southern Living, NASCAR Illustrated, The Faster Times, The Jewish Daily Forward, The Freelancer, Travel Connect, Minnesota Magazine, and many others.

I am a contributing writer for the Charlotte Observer, American City Business Journals, DC Refined, and Connect Magazine.

My commentary is showcased at Thought Catalog, Medium, and Like the Dew, Journal of Southern Culture and Politics.

I’ve developed custom content for a variety of corporate and nonprofit organizations such as HSBC Financial, The UPS Stores, ADT Security, and Charlotte’s Arts & Science Council.

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DUKE ILLUMINATIONS - The Idea that Transformed the Carolinas

  Turning water into electricity in the Carolinas was quite a feat 100 years ago. My story at Duke Illuminations. ViewLink
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EPICUREAN CHARLOTTE - Taking A Bite Out Of Vancouver

“Where are we eating next?” became the favorite parlor game for my wife, sister-in-law, and me during our three-week stay in Vancouver, British Columbia’s capital and favored port city. That we conducted this guide-book and…
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DCREFINED - Life Lessons From A Travel Writer

  You can learn a lot on the road, especially about yourself... ViewLink
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CHANGE MAGAZINE - Crossing the Divide

My piece on cross-functional work teams and their holistic approach in servicing customers. ViewPDF
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DC REFINED - Guys Holiday Gift Guide

  Here's what the guys really want for the holidays. ViewLink 
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CONNECT FAITH - Embracing Arch City

Columbus, Ohio, places inclusivity and amenity rich resources in a compact footprint that meeting planners love. Event planners are saying hello to Columbus in large numbers as Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing city flexes its meetings…
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CHARLOTTE MAGAZINE - They Sang What They Could Not Say

SEVENTY-THREE YEARS AGO, Jewish prisoners interred at Terezin, the notorious Nazi concentration camp, used their singing of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Requiem Mass" as a most unlikely weapon against their captors. In June 1944, 150 inmates, weakened…
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DCREFINED - Beaches, Boats & Boules – Amelia Island is a bro-some dude destination

Legions of guys from fathers and sons, brothers, college roommates, neighbors and poker pals swear by the guy getaway as a refuge where shirts stay permanently un-tucked, beards are in perpetual stubble, an occasional cigar is smoked, and in…
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