About the author

“I am my own favorite subject, as most writers and storytellers are. And in realizing that I’m also a really sort of an ordinary human heart . . . What I’ve come to know is that is pretty interesting to people, to go into the bare, common, everyday, human experience.” ~ Tom Bodett

This website is a mix of personal musings and professional clips. I’m a journalist by trade, an amateur photographer by practice, and a middle-of-the-pack marathon runner by genetic disposition.

One day, I would like to say I’m a novelist.

I started plunking on my parents’ Packard Bell computer in 1988, learning basic DOS prompts, writing stories and interacting with others on Prodigy message boards.

In the early 2000s, I began blogging anonymously. Since then, the name of the blog and publishing platforms changed. I’ve lost a few of my favorite posts and wrote others.

At some point, I decided if I can not publish under my name I probably shouldn’t be blogging at all. Transparency was a good policy as I began my career in community newspaper publishing in 2004. Over the past decade I have been a general assignment reporter, newspaper and web editor, and online producer.

That open philosophy adopted at my blog has extended to social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

A lot of the personal blogging here has to do with reflections on training for marathons. It branches out into current news topics or self-reflections when the feeling moves me.

Professionally, this blog acts as an archive of some my favorite acts of journalism and social media. Between tweets, Facebook posts, and stories I write anywhere from 5 to ten story items a day.

Whether it be at work or blogging here, my motivations to write remains the same as when I was a kid on my parents’ home computer. I use writing to go great distances  in the span of small spaces and to frame a world that seems to continually be moving faster around me. Through writing I self-express, find happiness,  and hopefully connect with and move others.

Thank you for reading my blog. Please leave comments if it so moves you. Suggestions for improvement, topics, or insights are always welcome.



Last updated Jan. 15, 2015

8 thoughts on “About the author

  1. Brian, I just returned to the blogging world awhile back and reconnected with following your blog. I always enjoyed your pictures and commentary on running even while not being a runner myself…basketball is my “thing.” I just wanted to take the time to let you know even after being away for a couple of years your images and words left enough of an impression when I started things up again I wanted to see if you were still blogging and continue following your work. Oh…and congrats on the Bengals. I still think Marvin Lewis is going to mess it up somehow but I do root for Cincy against just about anyone else in the NFL but my hometown Eagles. Hope to see more posts when time allows you.

    • We all are holding our breath in Cincinnati with the Bengals. I still maintain the blog. I just don’t post as often as I used to. My work has changed and let to more writing there. Hope all is well, and thanks for reaching out to me.

      • Hope to see more posts (and pics) as time allows you. I must admit I am all in on the Bengals as far as my season-long fantasy teams are involved. In the world of reality, they are beating the teams they would have lost to in prior years when the favorite. It’s easy to just say they haven’t lost but what is impressive is they have taken care of business when they used to let their guard down. Hanging in here in the Philly burbs even though suddenly we have a toxic mix of the best fans and worst teams (overall) in US sports!

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