I'm a proud freelance multimedia journalist skilled in many forms of storytelling.
From arts, entertainment, culture, technology and travel—to personal development, real estate, retail, media analysis and celebrity-profile pieces—I can help you tell your story. I also assist companies in strengthening brand messaging and creating expert custom content.
My motto is "always tell stories" because behind every person, event and destination there's always a tale waiting to be told.
Currently accepting assignments for magazine, web, ghost writing, corporate communications, human interest, guest blogging and op-ed pieces.
Please check out my blog at CrankyYank.com and my charity effort, ARTvisionATL.org.
At the pinnacle of his career, Pete Souza captures history quietly in the background.
Within the halls of Atlanta Symphony, the silence has been deafening. For nine weeks, an extended musician lockout prevented the performance of many great pieces - from works of Ravel to a Pops concert with Seinfeld-alum Jason Alexander. Mary Chapin Carpenter's scheduled performance on September 27 also was a casualty of the labor dispute.
Beyond the whirlwind schedule, constant cameras and international fame that Top Chef brings, Portland's relaxed vibe is where Gregory Gourdet began to find himself. After working his way up in the renowned Jean-George Restaurant group, he left New York for The City of Roses- Portland Oregon, where he was searching for a fresh start and a path to shake his addiction to drugs and alcohol.
Michael Potthast builds on a family legacy.
Last weekend I was suffering from a sore lower back - but I still drove out to Ackworth, Ga., to play a USTA league tennis match. I'm very glad I did, too, because it shows that sometimes creativity can emerge from the most unlikely of places.
(this post has been updated) "Go placidly amid the noise in haste." That's a verse from the Desiderata, one of my favorite poems of all time. Right now there's a lot of both going on at Cannon House, as the place is shaking with every swing of the hammer. Literally.
B2B, Retail & Real Estate
It's a seller's market in the high season, as everyone knows by now. So if your home is listed, you're already halfway to the bank, right? Slow your roll, O Zealous Seller! It's still perfectly possible to scotch your own sale.
When an estate property goes on the market for sale, an unusually rich legacy becomes primed for transition.
An expansion of Disney Springs will have a dramatic affect on Central Florida.
Travel & Lifestyle
Florida's emerald surf provides the perfect playground for Jay Haines and his 420 Sundancer.
Arts & Culture
We're finally past American Idol 's pre-taped auditions and selectively-edited Hollywood Week. The field this year is wide open, with no distinct Scotty McCreery-esque favorite. But at last we can see the newest crop of judges, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, handing out their critiques... live.
Those who doubt that laughter is the best medicine probably haven't met Bryan Raybon. My good friend, 32, who this past February was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma, is assistant clinical director for Atlanta-based Positive Impact - and an otherwise vital young man.
Call it Atlanta's underground racial experiment.
Only on Saturday Night Live would it be beside the point that Kate McKinnon is the show's first openly gay woman. Since her debut just over a year ago, she has single-handedly revived the perennial show's long lineage of searing, spot-on impersonations that rival those of Darryl Hammond, Gilda Radner and Martin Short.