David H Hubbard

Writer and Editor

United States

II 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 have no reason to escape. They provide the parameters and boundaries we need to navigate and stay focused on our priorities to live freely and work more creatively with what we enjoy and do best.

Think out of the box and we are awash; like a loose balloon hissing and dissipating into the ether. Bring it back to the box
I am deeply grateful for my publishers, editors and fellow writers along my way who saw enough to have joined me in my boxes to share their experience, sage advice and valuable tools.
My 30-plus years as a writer and editor in magazine publishing is extensive and varied. This select 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 were.

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.


Motorcoach Operations

Bus Ride Magazine
Everyone Gets "Safely Home"

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

Bus Ride Magazine
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
Irizar One Year In

The Spanish bus builder enjoys early sales and earns recognition in North America

Transit Operations

Metro Magazine

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

Bus Ride Magazine
Access with Dignity

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

Bus Ride Magazine
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
Dessouky's Elegant Solution

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

Bus Ride Magazine
The Maintenance of Headway

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

Bus & Motorcoach News
Operators Come First

UTB offers exclusive IT solutions for the bus and coach industry

Columns and Editorials

Bus Ride Magazine
A Spy on the Bus

Margean Gladysz remembers her years as a company rat

Bus Ride Magazine
A Tragedy to Fit the Need

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

Bus Ride Magazine
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
Nicklaus in El Cabo

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

Golf Vacations
Game On! in the Okinagan

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

Visit Spokane
Spokane Revisited

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

Golf Southwest
Just Say Kinipopo

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


Ahwatukee Life
Remembering Bob Goldwater

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

Valley Guide
Glen Campbell On Course

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

Travel and Lifestyle

Hawaii Island Home
Tranquility by Design

Japanese gardens steeped in Zen Buddhism invite serenity and clarity

Bus Ride Magazine
Try Us, You Will Like Us

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

Valley Guide
Take to the Air

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

Valley Guide
Vroom for Everyone

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

Art and Music

Latino Perspectives
Rosie's Kids Make Music

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

Latino Perspectives
Classical or Jazz? Yes

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

School Arts
Open Letter to My Students

NOTE: This was my first-ever published magazine article which appeared in School Arts Magazine