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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.

 


June 19, 2023

Glad to be part of the reunion luncheon for graduates of Hofstra University’s entrepreneurship program. I enrolled during covid when the program went virtual, so seeing mentors and colleagues in person was lovely.

 


June 8, 2023

Have you registered for next week’s virtual ASJA Writers Conference? I’m co-hosting a fun and interactive session June 15 on How to Organize a Literary Salon—and Why You Should.

 


May 11, 2023

Museums are welcoming visitors but still facing challenges. Fascinating to hear how institutions are adapting to a post-pandemic future at my first meeting as a member of the Museum Association of New York.

 


May 8, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 American Society of Journalists and Authors Annual Writing Award Winners. As a judge this year, I had a chance to read some exceptional writing.

 


April 20, 2023

Welcome to my newest client, the Oyster Bay Railroad Museum. This landmark building is on the National Register of Historic Places. Its most famous commuter was President Teddy Roosevelt who commuted from his home at Sagamore Hill to New York, Washington, D.C. and beyond.

 


March 28, 2023

Happy to be a new member of the Museum Association of New York.

 


February 26, 2023

Back from a productive research trip to Tennessee for my next scriptwriting project, an interpretive audio tour for the Knoxville Museum of Art. It’s energizing to spend time with museum professionals who are so passionate about sharing the stories of these remarkable artists.

 


January 30, 2023

Professional writers can’t wait for inspiration. A deadline is a deadline. But when it comes to passion projects, the inspiration you get sharing with colleagues in an intimate, supportive setting is everything.

I hosted a literary salon that included a reporter, a newspaper columnist, a speechwriter, a content marketer, a journalism instructor, authors and event producers. For one night we put all our client work aside and read our personal essays and excerpts from books-in-progress, journal passages and–in my case–a play.

Writing a play or a novel or a personal essay may have nothing to do with our usual assignments, but I’d argue that when writers challenge themselves by expanding into new genres, their body of work inevitably becomes richer.