Welcome to my web world. I’ll be brief here, if only to let you know that in spite of the expansive forehead, I can write for a web audience. A little about me to follow, but I’d encourage you to peruse the links to my work. As a writer, I believe the proof is in the publication, so you can read what others have deemed worthy of that.
I’m a writer, an editor, and a small press publisher. Sport Literate, the literary journal I founded as a graduate student at Columbia College Chicago, celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2020. In that quarter century, we’ve published some 500 poets and writers and I’ve managed thousands of dollars in grant, donor, and subscriber money. Most importantly, I’ve kept a critically renowned journal in print in an increasingly online world.
Most of my professional writing has focused on higher education, often in the form of magazine features and online profiles. I’ve written about two Olympic gold medalists, three astronauts, and many accomplished faculty, students, and alumni from two of my alma maters. Working for the Purdue engineers, I provided the editorial lead on more than 40 different magazines. I’ve also written nearly 50 features for the Purdue Alumnus, including 13 cover stories.
In April 2016, The Cauldron, sponsored by Sports Illustrated, published my take on the Bulls-Warrior debate, though it’s mostly some shared memories of those great bygone Bulls. My friend Steve Mend and I followed up that with a short film on Adolph Kiefer, a 1936 Olympian who had been America’s oldest living Gold Medalist until his death in 2017. In 2020, I co-authored a book with Terry Brennan, the legendary Notre Dame football player and later coach from the 1940s and 1950s. That book, forthcoming from Loyola Press, should be available in fall 2021.
Writing is the craft I work at daily, tinkering with the building blocks of words in the creation of sentences, paragraphs, and full-blown stories. As a freelancer, I’d rather tell your story than help “build your brand.” I’m a writer and you’re not a cow. Drop me a line and let me know what’s on your mind.