Journalism Clips

Having written about 5,000 stories in my career, I’m starting to forget some of them. But many will always stand out, whether for subject matter, an extraordinary quote or the capturing of a historic moment.

After a young man randomly murdered a Mont Vernon woman and maimed her young daughter, it seemed appropriate to ask religious figures about the dynamic of God, a heinous crime and forgiveness. Click to read

One summer, I took a somewhat scientific look at just how stinky landfills can be. Hold your nose and read on 

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I’ll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C., with a busload of World War II veterans for the dedication of the national monument for the Greatest Generation. It was an overdue honor, but after hearing their stories, it was evident they had already reconciled with their accomplishments. Read more 

Imagine diving into hundreds of pages of government records, making heads or tails of stilted and disorganized information and then organizing it into something readers can easily grasp. It’s almost like a college research paper, except it benefits the public. Click here to review some of my investigative projects

One of my favorite feature stories took me and Telegraph photographer Bob Hammerstrom on a 244-mile journey through 37 New Hampshire cities and towns, as we observed how the “old” Route 3 defined the state and illustrated its many traditions and changes. The story won the New England Press Association’s first-place award for best human interest feature story. Discover Route 3

I got to see New Hampshire from another perspective: the air. A pilot let me guide his plane and I lived to write about it. Fly away with me Plane

Consider having the same name as a celebrity. Sure, you might get a choice restaurant table if you make a telephone reservation, but you’ll also get a lot of doubtful head shakes when you walk in. Learn what it’s like to be the “other” J-Lo, Barry Sanders and Bill Clinton

As a teen, I spent hours walking the cramped aisles of Rockit Records in Nashua, shuffling through big bins stuffed with vinyl and, later, compact discs and eventually spending about $11 on a new pop or rap artist’s offering or finally securing a classic rock, jazz or blues recording. Little I did I realize that a decade later I’d return as a journalist to write the swan song of a business that seemed destined to last.

The story I’m most proud of is my tribute to my first dog, Eddie. A spunky and quirky wire fox terrier, Eddie helped heal the loss of family but then left a void when he passed. Read about him 

Lastly, after a long career as a newspaper reporter, I worked for a year as a writer at a family of B2B technology websites. To see my TechTarget portfolio, go here