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WRITING CLIPS
My writing portfolio, with nearly 30 years of highlights -- including some favorites, some award-winners and some odds and ends.


RECENT

PROFILES / INTERVIEWS:

Honking Harrisburg: HSO director of development founded 'hit-and-run' street band, Central Penn Business Journal, 1/8/16
Penn State Harrisburg chancellor oversees growth, change, Central Penn Business Journal, 12/25/15
Hanover native serves up Pa. Dutch-inspired dishes in Nashville, Central Penn Business Journal, 12/25/15
MSNBC host finds 'home away from home' in Lititz, Central Penn Business Journal, 12/25/15
From Local Legend to Hitmaker: Q&A With Dan Hartman, larryportzline.com, 7/5/14

EDUCATION REPORTING:

Business skills on the menu at HACC's culinary program, Central Penn Business Journal, 11/27/15
York College student's winning elevator pitch draws interest from Apple, Central Penn Business Journal, 11/23/15
Former CEO wants to turn PSU Harrisburg students into Entrepreneurs, Central Penn Business Journal, 10/9/15
School partners with employers to hire young adults with autism, Central Penn Business Journal, 9/18/15
Central Pennsylvania manufacturers licensed to crank out Penn State products, Central Penn Business Journal, 9/4/15

BUSINESS REPORTING:

York-area business leaders discuss economic growth, challenges, Central Penn Business Journal, 11/18/15
After years of struggle, Allegro Winery uncorks success, Central Penn Business Journal, 10/23/15
Teamzila creates sportswear for Olympics-bound field hockey team, Central Penn Business Journal, 9/17/15
Fresh eyes take a look at Pennsylvania's aging workforce, Central Penn Business Journal, 8/14/15
As Atomic Design grows, it seeks local talent, Central Penn Business Journal, 7/17/15
First round of Women's Open draws crowds, midstate business leaders, Central Penn Business Journal, 7/9/15
Shank's Strings in E-town repairs string instruments from across the globe, Central Penn Business Journal, 5/1/15

CORPORATE & NONPROFIT PUBLIC RELATIONS:

Retired medical director was part of beginning of geriatric specialty, eDiakonnect, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, 1/20/16
Seniors sharing compassion and creating connections, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries blog, 2/3/16
Meeting the needs of older adults where they live, Dialog, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Fall 2015
Dresden sets Luther Crest resident on spiritual journey, Dialog, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries, Spring 2015
Student volunteer memorializes father in Christmas display, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries blog, 1/28/15
From warehouse to God's house, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries blog, 11/16/14
Diakon chaplain helps to bring water to impoverished country, Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries blog, 10/20/14


OLD FAVORITES

BOOK:

Bookstore Tourism: The Book Addict's Guide to Planning & Promoting Bookstore Road Trips for Bibliophiles & Other Bookshop Junkies, Bookshop Junkie Press, 2004

PROFILES / INTERVIEWS:

From Entertainer to Educator: Q&A With Michael Sevareid, Harrisburg Magazine, September 2005
A Harrisburg Perspective on Hollywood: Q&A With Carmen Finestra, Harrisburg Magazine, September 2004
Smothers Take Brother Act to Elizabethtown College, Press & Journal, 10/14/92
First Lady Barbara Bush in Central PA, Press & Journal, 10/14/92

1ST-PERSON FEATURES:

Clowning Around: My Night As a Ringling Brothers Clown, Press & Journal, 7/15/92 (1st Place, Feature Story, 1993 Keystone Press Award)
The Life Lion: Waiting for the Call to Help (2 parts), Press & Journal, 6/27/90 & 7/4/90

NEWS REPORTING:

NRC to TMI: Response to Plant Intrusion Was 'Appropriate' / Pierce Nye Was Not the First, Press & Journal, 4/14/93
Senators Ask at Hearing in DC: Could TMI Be Targeted by Terrorists?, Press & Journal, 3/31/93
Arnold Schwarzenegger Muscles Up to Area Youngsters, Press & Journal, 5/1/91
Guardsmen Home From Middle East: Family & Friends Offer Big Welcome, Press & Journal, 10/3/90
Cleanup at Three Mile Island: The Workers Speak Out, Press & Journal, 2/14/90

BUSINESS REPORTING:

Panic Disorder in the Workplace, Central Penn Business Journal, 7/29/92
Indy 500 Winner Bobby Rahal: Can He Win in This Car Business?, Central Penn Business Journal, March 1989
Pennsylvania: Backlot for Hollywood, Central Penn Business Journal, June 1988 (featuring Mike Farrell of "M*A*S*H")

CORPORATE PUBLIC RELATIONS:

100 Years Later, We're Still Clipping, Onsite, Warner Lambert, 11/6/95
Turnaround Time at Chicle, Onsite, Warner Lambert, 10/23/95
Medical Entrepreneur Joins Forces With Long-Time Friend and Competitor, Outlook, Continental Medical Systems, July 1993
Caseworker Makes Lasting Impression, Outlook, Continental Medical Systems, January 1993

OPINION / EDITORIAL:

Indie Bookstores Have What You Didn't Even Know You Wanted, Harrisburg Magazine, February 2004
New Projects Will Breathe Life Into Dauphin County, Press & Journal, 9/2/92
A 4-Year University Here? Penn State Harrisburg of Course, Press & Journal, 10/10/90

GOVERNMENT:

Court Far Afield in Overturning Amendment, Patriot-News, 5/3/97 (on behalf of PA Senator Jeff Piccola)
Floor Remarks to Close Special Session on Crime, PA Senate, 10/30/95 (delivered by Future PA Attorney General Mike Fisher)

BOOK REVIEW:

Unfortunate but Good Timing: New Books On the New Deal's WPA, Shelf Awareness, 10/27/08

ACADEMIC WRITING:

Spirochete: A "Living Newspaper" of the Federal Theatre Project's Philadelphia Unit, Penn State Harrisburg, 2000 (the thesis I didn't do)
The Poster as Subsidized Fine Art: An Overview of the Federal Art Project's Poster Division, Its History, Influences, and Output, Penn State Harrisburg, 1999
Little Men and Angry Prophets: Paddy Chayefsky's Mad-as-Hell Heroes, Penn State Harrisburg, 1999