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Changes

I am embarking on an overhaul of this website. The goal is to make it about my writing (fiction and non-fiction) in general rather than strictly advertising my services as a freelance writer. I have a couple of stories that

Ora et Labora

My article about Our Lady of the Rock Monastery, a community of Benedictine nuns was the cover story in the July/August 2015 print edition. Here’s a link to the online version of the story- Ora et Labora: On Shaw Island,

New Batch of Articles for Northwest Catholic

This week two new articles were posted on the recently updated Northwest Catholic website: Organist honored for fifty years of liturgical music-making: A parish in Federal Way, WA celebrated the amazing milestone of their wonderful organist. Evangelizing ‘green:’ Our Lady

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NWCatholic.org: Brewing up help for the needy

I have started to write online articles for Northwest Catholic, the magazine of the Archdiocese of Seattle. The first one is “Brewing up help for the needy,” which is about an interesting fundraiser held annually by the St. Vincent de

Site Redesign Complete + Future Plans

Greetings and salutations! If you have been a regular reader of this blog or at least a regular visitor to this site, you may have noticed that it has been completely redesigned. My main goals for the remodel were to:

Last of the Projectionists: “The Wolf of Wall Street” is Not the End of 35mm Film

A few days ago, a story from the L.A. Times announced Paramount Pictures had become the first Hollywood movie studio to release a film in an all-digital format. No 35mm copies were produced. What is even more interesting was that

Adventures of an American Whovian, Part 4: “…And then I was you!”

Spring 2005, Koreatown, Los Angeles, California After 9 years of waiting, the moment had arrived- a brand new episode- an entire series (!) of Doctor Who was waiting to be watched. I pressed play and was blown away. I knew

Remembering John F. Kennedy: Friday, November 22, 2013

For the past week, I have been doing a series about the 50th anniversary of a television program. I would be remiss to let today pass by without acknowledging another more important and somber anniversary of an event that occurred

Adventures of an American Whovian, Part 3:The Wilderness Years, or Chillin’ With The Shobogans (1989-2005)

It is late 1989. I’m in eighth grade, and my adolescence is beginning to unfold. There are lots of changes happening in my life, but two constants were the Boston Red Sox and Doctor Who. In fact, with all the

Adventures of an American Whovian, Part 2

In Part 1 of Adventures of an American Whovian, I described how one particular American child growing up in the 1980s became a fan of the television show “Doctor Who” by watching endless repeats of the show on PBS. The

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