January 24, 2024
Super excited about my next script-writing project, “Resisters of the Pacific Northwest.” I’m honored to be entrusted with telling the stories of Japanese American incarceration–and acts of defiance–during World War II in one of the worst violations of constitutional rights in American history. The project is for the Minidoka National Historic Site, one of 10 American concentration camps. As writers, we always want to get the facts right, but I feel a huge responsibility to do justice to this big, complicated, painful and shameful chapter in our not-so-long-ago history.
January 15, 2024
While in Seattle for business meetings, I had a couple of hours to wander around the city on my own and recognized this cool catamaran that runs Seattle Harbor excursions. Three years ago, I wrote the audio tour guests hear onboard. The design of the ship, by the way, was inspired by the sacred canoes of Northwest Pacific tribes.
December 28, 2023
Big thanks to my clients and collaborators for another rewarding year. I’m so appreciative of the trust they’ve put in me and the referrals that have helped to sustain my business all these years.
December 15, 2023
Grateful for wonderful clients.
November 20, 2023
When you’ve been writing for a long time, there’s a real danger of getting stuck in your voice. It’s easy to fall back on the same patterns and phrasing. One way I try to keep my writing fresh is by playing around with different genres, even if they’re not necessarily related to my client work. I just completed a six-week play reading series where professional actors “performed” three short plays I wrote. It’s another way to hone storytelling skills. Also, it was a blast. If anyone has a play they’ve written or are working on, message me. I’d love to hear about it.
November 7, 2023
The audio tour I wrote for the Knoxville Museum of Art just went live. The tour accompanies the museum’s flagship exhibition, “Higher Ground: A Century of the Visual Arts in East Tennessee,” celebrating the region’s rich and diverse visual culture. Available in English, Spanish, ASL and audio description.
September 27, 2023
Excited to share the revamped website I managed for my client, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, also known as the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Train Station. The copy and design overhaul makes it a friendlier, more inviting, and easier-to-navigate user experience and a better reflection of the museum’s mission to help visitors appreciate how history and rail technology impacted Long Island life. Thanks go to Web Precision for their development expertise and the museum’s passionate board of directors.
September 11, 2023
The rain held off and the crowds poured in for the 4th annual Playing on the Porch music fest, the event I spearhead for my town on behalf of the Rockville Centre Chamber of Commerce. PorchFest events have been going on around the country since 2007, but ours was Long Island’s first. We had a line-up of 34 bands/soloists performing on porches, driveways & front lawns all around town, a record-breaking number of sponsors and a digital tip jar for the high school scholarship fund. This is the ultimate team production. I’m grateful to the dozens of musicians and homeowners for giving the community an incredible gift and to my committee members on the Chamber for their great ideas, reality checks and get-it-done professionalism.
July 25, 2023
Bully for my client, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum, for welcoming Theodore Roosevelt, portrayed by historian and impersonator Joe Wiegand. TR dropped by the historic presidential train station where the 26th president routinely commuted from the Summer White House at Sagamore Hill to New York City, Washington, DC and beyond and which now houses the railroad museum.
July 18, 2023
What does it take to have a wildly popular cocktail tutorial series? “Nerdy cocktail talk” and an approach that prioritizes quality over personality, according to Leandro DiMonriva, co-creator of the YouTube hit, “The Educated Barfly.” DiMonriva is the subject of my latest profile of “Movers & Shakers” for Barfly Mixology Gear.