I’m a long-time contributing writer to Newsday, The New York Times, Runner’s World and Smithsonian. I also contribute to Certified, the publication for fitness professionals certified by the American Council on Exercise.
My eclectic beats include fitness, health, active sports, history, retirement, museums and fine arts, as well as philanthropy and volunteerism, small business and automotive. Across all these topics, my specialty has been the human interest story—a niche that led me to memoir writing.
Over the course of my career as a freelance journalist, my work has appeared in numerous magazines, some of them still vibrant titles, others sadly vanished in the digital age. I’m still proud to have sold to such fine publications as, the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Family Circle, Fitness, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health, Playboy, Reader’s Digest, Running Times, Sports Illustrated for Kids and Sport, as well as American Heritage.com, Columbia Journalism Review.com, the outstanding Acela Express magazine Arrive and the equally outstanding Boston Marathon Magazine, which doubles as the official program of that venerable race.
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And here are links to some of my work for Smithsonian:
The American at the Battle of Waterloo (June 15, 2015)
Before There Was “Hamilton,” There Was “Burr” (June 6, 2016)
The History of the Christmas Card (December 8, 2015)
How Halloween Has Taken Over England (October 31, 2014)
When Thanksgiving Meant a Fancy Meal Out on the Town (November 25, 2013)
The Day the Confederates Attacked Washington (July 10, 2013)
Te Heartfelt Friendship Between Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey (April 10, 2013)
That Time 150 Years Ago When Thousands of People Watched Baseball on Christmas Day
(December 21, 2012)
Before Salem, There Was the Not-So-Wicked Witch of the Hamptons (October 25, 2012)
How Canada Celebrates the War of 1812 (June 17, 2012)
The Sentimental Ballad of the Civil War (November 30, 2011)
How We’ve Commemorated the Civil War (April 10, 2011)