Recent Work

“UNTAMED,” Season 4

Working with VPM has been such a treat, and I always learn something new about the world around me when I write articles like this to accompany their episodes of “UNTAMED.”

Among other things, it has inspired me to grow more native plants in our yard and to love the Virginia opossum.

Patient Profile, Making Rounds magazine

I spend a lot of time writing about physicians and pharmaceuticals and fancy medical equipment—but my favorite healthcare stories are about the patients themselves.

Here’s a man who persevered through World War 2 and cancer, and has now helped to establish a program that supports other veterans going through cancer care at Cape Fear Valley Health in Fayetteville, N.C.

Greatest generation indeed!

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“UNTAMED,” Season 2 on VPM

The projects I do with VPM are some of my all-time favorites. We just finished collaborating on the second season of “UNTAMED,” which is all about the Wildlife Center of Virginia and the animals they treat.

They have a very talented team that puts the show together, and from their research I wrote an article to accompany each episode. I learned so much about the animals that live around us, and how to be a better neighbor to them.

Making Rounds, Spring 2019

Cape Fear Valley Health is a multi-facility hospital system that serves the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg area of North Carolina—my hometown! Their quarterly magazine is chock-full of patient stories and news about their expanding healthcare technology.

It’s also loaded with patient-focused healthcare content, which has been my specialty for more than 15 years.

Here are some pieces I wrote for their latest issue:

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“Science Matters” at WCVE

I was raised on PBS, and to this day I enjoy Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers with my son. So I was delighted to take on our local PBS station, WCVE, as a client last year.sciencematters_cis_logo_color_1

Most of the content I have been writing there is for their “Science Matters” feature, which lets me learn about all kinds of things: physics, drones, space travel, and the up-and-coming jobs in STEM fields.

Here are a few of the pieces I’ve written for them:

Hot Shots & Hot Jobs: Making Our Daily Vitamins Effective—And Tasty!
The Science of Brewing Beer
Problem-Based Learning That Feels More Like Play

Right now, we are working on some great content to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Stay tuned!

Making Rounds, Winter 2019

I love writing for my old friends at Cape Fear Valley. I served as editor of their quarterly full-color magazine when I worked there from 2003 to 2006, and I’m happy to contribute to it still.

Here are a couple of pieces I did for their Winter 2019 issue:

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New Client! WCVE, Richmond’s Community Idea Station

I have been a fan of PBS since I was in Sesame Street’s target demographic, and wherever I go, my car radio always finds the nearest NPR station.

So when the opportunity arose to write for WCVE, I was all over it. After our first meeting, I even got a tour of the TV and radio sides of the station. So cool!

You can read the first piece we worked on together, Bioscience and Drug Discovery with “Organs on a Bench,” on the WCVE website. It is part of their “Hot Jobs” series, meant to pique the interest of Virginia students who may be pondering a career in science.

I’m looking forward to doing more with them soon!

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