Writing Portfolio

A sampling of articles I’ve written during my career as a journalist and editor.

Music Inc. Magazine

For several years in the 1990s, I served full time as an editor for this national business magazine for owners and managers of music retail stores, and I continue to freelance for them. Here are a few recent articles:

"AIMM Marks 15 Years" The goals and achievements of AIMM, the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants.
“AIMM Marks 15 Years”
The goals and achievements of AIMM, the Alliance of Independent Music Merchants.
"Clawson's Reaches 50" Profile of Texas music retailer Clawson's Music on its 50th anniversary
“Clawson’s Reaches 50”
Profile of Texas music retailer Clawson’s Music — and the Bobs who run it — on their 50th anniversary
"Riding High Down South" - at Peavey Electronics
“Riding High Down South” — at Peavey Electronics


DownBeat Magazine

While I was editor of Music Inc., I also became associate editor of its parent publication, DownBeat. After leaving my position there, I continued to freelance for this legendary jazz magazine. Here are some samples:

"Cult of Cannonball" Cover story on Julian "Cannonball" Adderley
“Cult of Cannonball”
Cover story on Julian “Cannonball” Adderley
"Sound of Oneness" Celebrating Count Basie
“Sound of Oneness”
Celebrating Count Basie
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Grows Up
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Grows Up


Dino Publishing

Since 2001, I’ve been a freelance writer and editor for Dino Publishing and its high-quality custom magazines, such as Sea Ray Living, Taste and Trophy. Here are a few articles I’ve written for them.

Sea Ray Living "The Eyes Have It" A jet-setting eye doctor and his newlywed wife relish simple romantic pleasures on their Sea Ray boat.
Sea Ray Living
“The Eyes Have It”
A jet-setting eye doctor and his newlywed wife relish simple romantic pleasures on their Sea Ray boat.
Taste Magazine "Tenderloin Moments" With the aid of a DCS grill and oven, a close-knit Texas foursome enjoys great food and even greater friendship.
Taste Magazine
“Tenderloin Moments”
With the aid of a DCS grill and oven, a close-knit Texas foursome enjoys great food and even greater friendship.
Trophy Magazine "Drumming it Up" Fishing for black drum off the coast of Virginia aboard a Trophy boat.
Trophy Magazine
“Drumming it Up”
Fishing for black drum off the coast of Virginia aboard a Trophy boat.


Other Publications

"The Town Trumpet" My profile of trumpeter-educator Orbert Davis, which appeared in the University of Illinois-Chicago Alumni Magazine.
“The Town Trumpet”
My profile of trumpeter-educator Orbert Davis, which appeared in the University of Illinois-Chicago Alumni Magazine.