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Lean Manufacturing

Wrote a story in January about a company in Massachusetts that used lean manufacturing techniques to improve its operations. Jackson Lumber

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A River Runs Through It

Speaking of the Virginia Press Association. A pair of stories I wrote last summer on the overuse of the Rappahannock River at Kelly’s Ford in the C.F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area won first place for feature writing. A River Runs Through It  

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Tragic Rite of Spring

Seems like every spring, we run a story about a bunch of teenagers killed in a horrific car wreck. The story below is one I wrote in the aftermath of just such a wreck. A bunch of high school students stopped by the site of

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Beer and Hymns

I find stories in the strangest locations sometimes. My newspaper, Fauquier Times-Democrat, runs a calendar of events. One week, I noticed an odd item called “Beer & Hymns” that met on Wednesday evenings in the basement of a local tavern. One evening I went over to

New Issue of PBJ

The latest issue of Piedmont Business Journal, which I edit, comes out this week. The quarterly magazine will be included in the May 11 edition of the Fauquier Times. You can read the issue here: Spring PBJ 2016 Here are two past issues: PBJ Fall 2015_W and Summer PBJ_W  

2nd Place for Editorial Writing

I took second place in the 2015 Virginia Press Association news writing contest for editorial writing for a trio of editorials on our community’s efforts to fight rampant heroin addiction, the lack of funding for public defenders, and the Virginia Attorney General’s decision to end

Standing Out In A Crowd

Here’s a sneak peak of a story I wrote for the Summer issue of the quarterly Piedmont Business Journal about using crowdfunding to raise cash for artistic and other projects. Standing Out In A Crowd