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David H Hubbard

Writer and Editor

Location icon United States

I think; therefore I write. I write intending to think.
But not out of the box. I am out of the box, always have been;
yet not always where I need to be.

Though I have always written, I became a writer once I made it my mission to climb into the boxes of others and help with their stuff; peek in the corners and deepen their space; make room for new and perhaps more inventive possibilities; augment them from other sources, or introduce new boxes.

Boxes are our worlds; and more likely places we don't care to escape. They provide the parameters and boundaries we need to navigate and stay focused on our priorities to work more creatively with what we do best.

Think out of the box and we are awash at sea; dissipating into the ether like a hissing balloon. Bring it to the box.

I am deeply grateful for my publishers and editors along my way who saw enough to have joined me in my boxes to share their experience, sage advice and favorite tools.
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My 30-plus years experience as a writer and editor in magazine publishing is extensive and varied. This sampling of articles and columns illuminates the wide range of subject areas and topics I have covered, and features only a very few of the people and organizations I have engaged and had the privilege to know and work with.

I hope my articles and columns reflect the tremendous pleasure I take in helping others tell their stories.

Through my writing I get closer to the visual artist I couldn't become; more of the jazz musician I wish I was.

I find the themes and trains of thought; get a feel for their structure, progressions and flow; then turn my riffs and phrases with an economy of words to deliver a solo worth reading; and always with due respect for the story at hand.

It's their song; I am the arranger.

Portfolio

Motorcoach Operations

for Prevost
8/2019
Prevost and Bill Share 95

2019 marks an anniversary and a birthday for the Canadian coach builder and bus industry historian

Bus Ride Magazine
5/2015
Everyone Gets "Safely Home"

Family and home drive workplace safety in Pacific Western Transportation Group of Companies

Bus Ride Magazine
6/2010
Tour the End of the Earth

L.A. Gang Tours reveal the grim realities and bring hope to war-torn South Los Angeles

Bus Ride Magazine
4/2016
Irizar Has Come to America

The Spanish bus builder Irizar now in business in North American brings it with the i6

Transit Operations

Metro Magazine
5/2018
MST + MJF + BRT = JAZZ

Monterey-Salinas Transit BRT wraps its first five-year plan with the Monterey Jazz Festival

Bus Ride Magazine
5/2010
Access with Dignity

Jean Moriki had been waiting years for the new Champion LF Transport™.

Bus Ride Magazine
1/2015
BRT in America Part I

North American transit leaders discuss viable applications and solutions for Bus Rapid Transit

Coach and Transit Technology

Bus Ride Magazine
10/2014
Dessouky's Elegant Solution

His calculations and algorithm tackles transit scheduling to eliminate slack time and delays

Bus Ride Magazine
7/2016
The Maintenance of Headway

Magnus Mills' brilliant, clever and perhaps a bit warped assessment of the front office

Bus & Motorcoach News
8/2020
Operators Come First

UTB offers exclusive IT solutions for the bus and coach industry

Columns and Editorials

Bus Ride Magazine
6/2017
A Spy on the Bus

Margean Gladysz remembers her years as a company rat

Bus Ride Magazine
06/2007
A Tragedy to Fit the Need

How ubiquitous bus plunges served newspaper editors as macabre column space fillers

Bus Ride Magazine
11/2013
Lessons Learned from Space

Colonel Chris Hadfield’s memoir speaks easily to the heart and soul of safety and maintenance.

Golf Destinations

Desert Golf Magazine
5/2003
Nicklaus in El Cabo

The Golden Bear adds ElDorado at Cabo Real to the Baja experience

Golf Vacations
06/2003
Game On! in the Okinagan

Kelowna entices its American neighbors with golf, wine and genuine friendship

Visit Spokane
6/2016
Spokane Revisited

A return visit may be about second chances; getting even with a hole or two

Golf Southwest
8/1993
Just Say Kinipopo

There is no term for golf in the Hawaiian parlance, but a few words in the native tongue come close

Golfers

Ahwatukee Life
12/2006
Remembering Bob Goldwater

Recalling a visit with the Father of the Phoenix Open; a solemn fanfare for a festive occasion

Valley Guide
6/2003
Glen Campbell On Course

Now settled in Arizona, the country music icon finds peace and room for more golf

Travel and Lifestyle

Madden Media Valley Guide
04/2018
Take to the Air

It’s wheels up and up and away for this crowd; getting to a higher place

Madden Media Valley Guide
Vroom for Everyone

Car enthusiasts and racing fans come to Phoenix to quell their need for speed

Bus Ride Magazine
Try Us, You Will Like Us

The New York City Cultural Collection invites motorcoach tours to its iconic venues

Madden Media Valley Guide
4/2016
Put Me Into the Ballgame

Major League Baseball Fantasy Camps offer a real-life pro baller experience

Art and Music

Latino Perspectives
08/2002
Classical or Jazz? Yes

Joe Corral Grooves Higher in both worlds; launches his first CD with friends

Latino Perspectives 03
03/2003
Rosie's Kids Make Music

Rosebell Shurz dreamed of a music academy for children and awoke in Rosie's House

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