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Postcard: After Hurricanes, How To Heal Haiti (March 2, 2009)

Being a contractor at NPR afforded me a lot of free time for travel. My mother and uncle had been deeply involved in supporting a Catholic mission in northern Haiti for years at that point, and traveled there often. I … Continue reading

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The News Leader: Writing Samples

From spring 2009 to summer 2011, I was a reporter at The News Leader, a century-old daily newspaper in Staunton, VA. I was hired as a multimedia and roving reporter, but was also assigned to the agriculture and community beats. … Continue reading

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Brace for the Backlog

This blog started as a spot to post multimedia projects when I started at The News Leader in Virginia. Since the last post, my work focused more heavily on writing and reporting. I’ve been busier producing writing, photography and audio … Continue reading

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15″ of Snow in 120 Seconds

“Snow? Snow!” made it as a News Leader headline after exhaustive coverage of this winter’s relentless weather. After being snowed in downtown Staunton, I hunted for audio in the powdery ghost town. Down the street, my colleague Pat Jarrett was … Continue reading

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Bygones: Middlebrook General Store

Chilly December days are making me nostalgic for summer, a gorgeous season in the quiet village of Middlebrook, VA (Pop. >800). On the rustic main drag, set among dozens of horse farms, stand a garage, a library/post-office, and a general … Continue reading

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Pig Racing

When the Fair came to Augusta County, I spent long hours on the grounds and caught several runs of each stunt show. I marveled at the enthusiasm these showmen (The Chainsaw Chix, Hansen’s Spectacular Circus Thrill Show) mustered hourly before … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Since leaving the radio mothership D.C. and settling in the Shenandoah Valley, I’ve been mostly writing The News Leader, a newspaper in Staunton, VA. As the roving reporter, I’m given a lot of freedom to speak to people with interesting … Continue reading

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