“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.
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.
BrianLast updated Jan. 15, 2015