Here are links to my clips

Proximity Magazine
This story won first prize in Proximity’s first inaugural narrative journalism prize. Judge Bronwen Dickey (I spoke with her on the podcast here and here) said of it:

I was struck immediately by what an intimate and well-reported piece “The Day That Never Comes” is, and how deeply it took me into the lives of Dan and Gil Harrington, whose 20 year-old daughter, Morgan, was abducted and murdered in Virginia in 2009. Without ever veering into sensationalism (all too easy to do when reporting on crimes), this writer made me feel that I, too, was sitting at the Harringtons’ kitchen table, trying to cope with a loss that no parent should ever have to bear. Far from being a grim statistic on the evening news, Morgan Harrington — full of opinions and quirks, as we all are — truly comes alive. This writer has performed a great service, not just for the family, whose story was told with incredible respect, but for readers, who should always remember that no one is ever just a headline.

Creative Nonfiction
“The Gentleman’s Guide to Arousal-Free Slow Dancing” appeared in Issue 62 of this great lit journal. You can’t read it online, but you can listen to it on The Creative Nonfiction Podcast.

Mountain Home Magazine
Here’s a link to all the stories I’ve written for this lovely magazine including several stories I won awards for. 

The Great Potato Toss, maybe the funnest story I’ve written.

I won first place for this story about a 169-year-old dairy farm.

I won an International Regional Magazine Award (third place) and took second place at the Keystones for “Take Me Home” about a no-kill animal shelter.

This story about the great-great-great grandson of the father of the lightweight canoe, earned an honorable mention.

I won a Keystone for my Watkins-Glen story (no link. Sorry).

Bleacher Report
I wrote several hundred slideshows and columns for Bleacher Report, though the following features are what I’m most proud of: a feature on American Pharoah and one on race caller Larry Collmus.

Proximity Magazine
My essay The Sultans of Swing, culled from my memoir-in-progress about a road trip my father and I went on during February break.

The Last Championship
An essay whereby the son watches the father play ball. This essay will be the basis of a father-son baseball memoir title “The Last Championship.”
You can read it here.

Book Review: Good Prose at Brevity.com
My book review of Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd’s fantastic book on writing nonfiction, Good Prose.

 

Horse Race Insider.com
You can check out my commentary here. And my magnum opus on Smarty Jones, a six-part series on the great horse from 2004, which earned honorable mention in the features category at the Eclipse Awards.

Bourbon Underworld
I chronicled Louisville, KY nightlife and how the Kentucky Derby influenced it for Kentucky Confidential titled the Bourbon Underworld.
You can read my stories here.

Q&A with Pulitzer Prize winner and author Thomas French
I interview Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives”, Thomas French, for Brevity, a journal of concise literary nonfiction.
You can read it here.

A No-Doubt-About-It Winner
An essay I wrote about 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, Barbaro. It recounts my experience at that Kentucky Derby as well as the breakdown and eventual death of this champion colt.

You can read it here.

The Good Old Days
An essay about my life as a struggling writer in Upstate New York. I am unable to say conditions have become any better.
You can read it here.

Fear of Flying
An essay about how I cope with my fear of flying framed around a puddle-jumping flight in the context of recent aerial disasters.
You can read it here.