I’m an essayist and chronicler of the world around me. Here are some of my favorite observations and profiles of some of the fascinating people I’ve had the opportunity to meet.

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THE NEW YORK TIMES - Hunting for Lost Choreography

Kim Jones is a dance detective. That means she rescues lost works by stitching together fragments of ephemera — a choreographer’s notes, decades-old still images — with original performers’ fading memories to restage dances that…
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UNC CHARLOTTE PLAN CHARLOTTE - Aging Rosenwald Schools recall long-ago optimism

Newell Rosenwald School quietly endures at the end of Torrence Grove Church Road in northeastern Mecklenburg County, its declining exterior showing barely a hint of the promise, hope, and development of the students it housed for decades. Structurally…
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SOUTHPARK MAGAZINE - Kneading to Win

Internationally acclaimed master baker Harry Peemoeller adds “coach” title to impressive resume of global culinary accomplishments. For Harry Peemoeller, senior baking instructor at Johnson & Wales University, bread is not simply…
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LAKE NORMAN NEWS - Senior Sailor Returns to the Open Water

Though Janet Dushane hasn’t been aboard a sailboat for more than five years, her enthusiasm for navigating wind-powered crafts on the open water has never waned. She’s loved sailing her entire life. Brookdale Senior Living Center…