I am currently the editor of The Clermont Sun in Clermont County, Ohio. Disclaimer: Nothing on this blog past, present or future represents the newspaper. This is my personal blog and represents my personal opinions and views. I’ve been the editor since January 2017. Before that, I was an intern with The Cincinnati Enquirer in Cincinnati for about 10 months. It was meant to be a 10-week internship to demonstrate the viability of a pipeline between Miami University and the newspaper. I was fortunate the internship kept getting extended.
I live near Cincinnati, Ohio and have for most of my life, barring a one-month internship in Colorado (one of the best experiences of my life). I’m an introvert, painfully anxious about social dynamics, but also enjoy intelligent and fun conversations, and a little bit of risk-taking (for example, I’ve been skydiving). I have a dog named Dallas (after the Cowboys, incidentally, not my choice), and I adore her.
My educational background is as a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I have a philosophy degree, which, to be honest, I wasn’t the best philosophy student. I enjoyed it, but it was more of a means to get out of college sooner.
This blog was started back in 2014 as a way to organize my brain, and keep a record therein. There was no specific goal other than that. It’s a catch-all. Unfortunately, when I started at The Enquirer, I felt it was proper to curtail this blog, and it slowed down considerably.
I’m passionate about politics, social issues, movies, books, music, professional wrestling, and will happily write about all of them. Also, as a journalist, I do enjoy the meta conversations about the media and the role of journalists. I also enjoy writing poetry, nonfiction and fiction stories (flash and extended pieces).
Writing has always been my outlet. Eventually, whatever is in my head will be distilled through the “pen.” It can’t be contained in my head. Benign or otherwise, it will burn inside me until I vomit it out. And hopefully into something you can enjoy in some form or another.