- Tokyo to Tokushima: Travel Tips – Travel Advice article
- Lake Yamanakako – Photo Story
- Chiba Station Opens After Remodel – News Story
- Monkey Park in Kyoto – Feature Story
AJET Connect Magazine
- March 2016 Edition (Page 61)
- Love and Hana-mi in Early Ukiyo-e Exhibit
- Tokyo’s Korean Town: 10 Things to do (JapanTrave.com top 10 Trending)
- Never been to a fig cafe? You’ve got to try it.
- Yasukuni Shrine’s Soul Comforting Spring
- Hakuba Ski Village in Nagano
- Day Trip to Chiba City
- ‘I Have An Idea‘ exhibition in Roppongi
- Hiking up a mountain in Gunma, Japan
- Summer Flowers in Chiba
- Fuji-themed train is perfect for Mt. Fuji lovers
USA publications 2010-15
- State approves Southwest expansion
- Police: 3 shootings likely related
- Mother who stabbed daughter blames ‘voices’
Human Interest and Features
- A 6-year-old with diabetes — how he copes (Award-winning article)
- Shooting down hunger: Organization leader raises nearly $2M to fight hunger
- Hip-hop dance’s rising stars
- Life With One Hand
- Community shows support for family who received lynching threat
- Couple, both cancer survivors, keep fighting
- 6-year-old turns diabetes diagnosis into reason to party
- Life with one hand
- ‘Active,’ 81-year-old assistant fire chief retires after five decades
- Shooting hits home for liquor store owner
- “Liver Strong:” Community supports 6-year-old after 2 liver transplants
- Artist takes live-streaming cross-country trek from Arizona to Michigan — on foot
- Verona hip-hop duo takes on new concert
- Food pantry looking for new facility as need outgrows space
- Yoga studio has deep roots – Page 7
- Fitchburg business breaks ground on $14M expansion
- Caine’s Saddle Shop: Family business has longtime success in Fitchburg
- Related article: Leading the Herd: Business, farming and volunteering
- Hanging up the Haunt: Family-owned haunted barn to close after 10 years
- Star’s success speaks for itself – Page 5
- 2014 Summer Your Family
Summer feature on Ultimate Frisbee — the sport gaining traction in Madison, WI
- 2014 Spring Your Family – Page 12
Day Trip article on New Glarus, WI — Please see Page 12
- 2013 Fall Your Family – Page 8
- Farmers Market review in Madison, WI — Please see Page 8
Articles (with commentary)
Life with one hand
Ryan is still someone I keep in contact with, but I’m sure that’s no accomplishment, as he is a fun, easy-going guy who you can instantly get along with. Calling him Inspiring would still be short-changing him. He helps people, particularly kids, realize that just because they’re different doesn’t mean they have to miss out on any thing in life. His message is something we can all learn from. I certainly did.
Star’s success speaks for itself
I contributed to relaunching the print edition of the Fitchburg Star newspaper in Fitchburg, WI. This is a column which was published in March 2015 and is reflects upon its success.
Couple, both cancer survivors, keep fighting
It brings tears to my eyes thinking of this wonderful family. The interview was done from the hospital.
‘Active,’ 81-year-old assistant fire chief retires after five decadesRed was an amazing guy. It was easy to see that after meeting him — and about 50 other people who loved him. That included his family, friends and co-workers. The best part about this assignment was seeing people show appreciation, share stories, and have a few laughs.
Community supports healthy 6-year-old after two liver transplants
What a cutie. And what a heart-wrenching story. To see this healthy six-year-old and then hear the terror of how sick he was and what he went through, it made it that much more inspiring. I’ll never forget asking the mother if she felt that what they had gone through makes everything else feel like it’s no big deal, and having her overwhelmingly thank me for understanding that point of view. My pleasure.
Verona grad gets surprise from Green Bay Packer
A fun story and a bit silly, but as a journalist, you’ve got to know your audience. This article was one of our top-10 clicked on of the year, because if there’s one thing Wisconsin loves — it is it’s cheese and its Green Bay Packers.
6-year-old turns diabetes diagnosis into reason to party
I still hold Henry and his family close to my heart. I did a check-up article on the family 2 years later, and to see Henry vibrant, silly and happy — I still choke up thinking about it.
Artist takes live-streaming cross-country trek from Arizona to Michigan
The headline says it all, But what I will never forget is asking her if she feels what she is doing is “brave.” She said no. That what is brave and that people all over the world do: Is loving someone even though you know one day they’ll die.
Community shows support for family who received lynching threat
Talk about a complicated story, and one that really came up quickly! A lot of leg work to find sources when all we had to go off of was a flier on Facebook which had no contact information. But, that’s my job! After reaching Ms. Hale via a web search and getting her cell phone number, we had a long conversation, where she shed tears. It was a really hard situation and she even divulged to me that beyond the severity of the racist death threats which were put onto her son, that a family member of hers had actually been lynched during the civil rights struggle. While I could not substantiate this, and therefore could not include them in the article, it was a very intense 2 weeks talking to many people from the community, attending the peace rally, and trying to ensure the police would continue to talk to me. The end result was coverage and an article that fairly and accurately portrayed what happened.
Verona hip-hop duo
After no longer covering Kyle and Keem, I am free to say that I am a huge fan! These are some talented young individuals, and I had a lot of seeing their dedication to their art.
Packed in: Pantry looking for new facility as need outgrows space
Getting to know the inner workings of a food pantry brought some really eye-opening experiences for me. I followed the whole process, from planning, to observing volunteers to seeing how people lined up in the cold weather and the snow to get food. If more people had this experience, I don’t think they would have the attitude that these people “should just go get a job.”