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My Three Passions

Ever since I happened by Lili Lakich’s neon studio near my former home in Downtown Los Angeles in 2014, I have been hooked on making neon art. The voltage, gas and glass practice got added to my two other passions: photography and writing.

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The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Pink caskets and road trips

July 13th, 2019|

I'm writing this in the Admiral's Club in the O'Hare airport in Chicago, leg two of my July journeys. I spent most of last week in the Orlando area, talking to public records experts and journalism professors.

Courting Disaster – Vol. 1, No. 1

July 11th, 2019|

Welcome to the first edition of my newest writing project: Courting Disaster. This is based on a column I wrote for the San Francisco Examiner back in 2001 and 2002 of the same name that looked at the odd, offbeat and just plain strange lawsuits and other recently filed cases.

Public records in the Sunshine State

July 9th, 2019|

When I moved to Florida from California a bit more than three years ago, I was amazed by the difference in the public record laws. The Sunshine State has some of the most open laws in the nation. Surprisingly, though, this is not something that is formally taught at many journalism schools in the state, FIU included.

The power of habits

July 8th, 2019|

For better or worse, my reading list these days has been focused on the self-help variety. The latest has been "Atomic Habits" by James Clear. Though I have not finished the book, there are a few good ideas that I've picked up. One of them is something he calls "habit stacking," which is essentially adding something you want to start doing regularly into an already established routine.

On writing, even when you’re not sure what you’re doing

July 5th, 2019|

Writing on a regular basis -- even when you're not entirely sure of the direction or purpose -- is a huge aspect of being, well, a writer. One of the things I occasionally struggle with in my new career as a journalism professor is keeping that tool sharp. Without the constant deadline pressures of my old life, it is challenging to get myself to just write.

Articles, Thoughts & Snapshots

The semi-regular rantings and photographs of a journalist, writer, educator and Miami resident.

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Professional details

I am currently an associate professor of journalism at Florida International University. Prior to that, I was the community news editor at the Los Angeles Times and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.

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