Review: The Dark Knight Rises

I’ll begin with a confession. I think Christopher Nolan is tops. He’s the bee’s knees. From Memento to Inception and all three of the Batman films, he can do no wrong in my eyes. So take that little grain of salt while reading my thoughts on “The Dark Knight Rises,” which I half expected to…

Spring 2012 Campbell Magazine

CLICK COVER TO READ ISSUU VERSION This is my second Campbell Magazine since joining the university last summer. This edition was designed by Jonathan Bronsink, and our cover is an oil painting of Campbell’s oldest building, Kivett Hall, done by a Campbell graphic design major, Laura Guzman (who’s featured in the magazine for her internship…

Published in CASE Currents

It’s officially been eight months since my last blog post, which coincides with the length of time I’ve been away from newspapers. For the past 2/3s of a year, I’ve been a magazine editor and social media guru for Campbell University in Buies Creek. I’ve also dabbled in freelancing, writing articles for The Sanford Herald,…

I’ll always love The Herald

When I turned 15, I got a job as a dishwasher at an East Texas seafood restaurant. The hours were 5 to 10 p.m., Thursday through Saturday. I turned 35 last week, meaning I’ve been part of the U.S. work force for 20 years. And I’ve never had a 9-to-5 job. Waiter: worked nights. Gas…

Why is THIS happening?

Looked at my stats today, and for some reason, Bill Parcells’ Quarterback Commandments — something I posted a few years back — completely took off. My “incoming links” won’t load … so someone tell me why this “trended” so much yesterday. UPDATE Apparently, NBC Sports’ pro football blog linked my article. I was one of…

Covering a president

It wasn’t the first time in my career I covered a president — I was in Houston in 2003 to see W. and Air Force One at Hobby Airport, and, of course, in Sanford when former President Bill Clinton made a campaign stop to stump for his Hillary (seems like forever ago, doesn’t it?). But this…