Journalist and Writer

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    Spiritual Nexus: Discovery in America’s Heartland

    My book, Spiritual Nexus: Discovery in America’s Heartland, is now available. Join me as I explore five remarkable spiritual centers nestled in the beautiful countryside of…

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    The Lone Goose

    When do you know it is time to move on? For me, it came in an unexpected way. Read my story. 

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    The Last Time I Saw Cal

    Time spent with a wise and talented cowboy artist leads to a revelation about life—and the heartbreaking consequences of waiting too long, waiting for “nothin’.” Read my…

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    A Little Brother Remembers

    Those halcyon days before a plan crash over New York City killed my older brother. Read my story in the New York Times. 

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    The Boy Who Fell From the Sky

    The bittersweet memory of catching a trout in the Ozarks before tragedy strikes. This is the second essay in a trilogy on remembering my older brother. Read my story in Trout…

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    The Last Hunt

    The first and, sadly, last time this springer spaniel and his friends would take to the fields. Read the story.

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    Medicine of the Spider

    After severe multiple sclerosis inexplicably vanished from his body, a talented Michigan artist who believes “great art comes from pain” finally finished his…

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    Into the Fire

    Veteran of Iwo Jima recalls the horror of that infamous battle. This is the first story in a four-part series for Veterans Day 2012. Read his…