Below, some graphic work with the Diocese of Southwest Florida, where I am Director of Communications.
In 2014, I relaunched The Southern Cross for the Diocese of Southwest Florida. It began in 1970 as a simple newsletter, then evolving into a newspaper. At the end of its life as a bimonthly, it was being drop-shipped to parishes, where it was offered for pickup in parish halls and offices. It carried news […]
Below are some designs for Diocesan Events, either by myself or specifically commissioned through a key freelancer for the Diocese. Christ Is Made is the commissioned work of Ludwingk Rios of Texas.
Architecture & Planning
From the Corridor Real Estate Journal, Washington, D.C. RICHMOND – Richmond’s City Council took the first official step to beginning the $322 million Grace Park Center downtown revitalization project by approving a Broad Street redevelopment district that would allow for eminent domain. Jack Berry, executive director of Richmond Renaissance, the downtown development agency which put […]
Behind the secretive plans to turn Richmond’s old dock into a gold mine. Inside Business, Monday January 22, 2001 Mention Rocketts’ Landing to anyone with financial ties to the Richmond riverfront and chances are you’ll receive a steely response. To date, investors and developers have treated the Rocketts’ Landing development project more like the famous […]
Most mornings, as I pull into an on-street parking space on 19th Street in Shockoe Bottom, I think about diagonal parking. Why, you ask? Am I that much of a bore? My office is at 19th and East Franklin. The street where I park is one way, with diagonal parking on one side and parallel […]
Why is it that you go to some places, and things seem right, and others seem wrong. You go into a restaurant, and look around, and things seem wrong. A smell, scary folk at bar, absent staff. And yet sometimes you go into an empty restaurant, and it appears welcoming and wholesome, and your perception […]
Blog & Observations
Between Norfolk and Virginia Beach, my late grandmother remembers taking a railbus shuttle that ran on the now abandoned tracks between the oceanfront and downtown. It did not survive deregulation. She talked about it more than a few times, as there has been contentious fighting about building an expensive, billion dollar light rail line from […]
NEW YORK – Rich Conaty, one of the national treasures of American music history, died Dec. 30, 2016. Conaty, 62, was perhaps the nation’s greatest expert on the songs of the early era of classic American recordings, and his programs and legacy will live on, long after his life. Conaty hosted a radio program, The Big Broadcast, […]
The depopulating of America’s countryside is an odd trend in an era of locavore foodies, environmental consciousness and a supposed interest in authenticity and sustainability. Often, these notions are created by editors about millennials, as the young flock to places like Brooklyn and turn cities like Richmond, my formerly staid hometown, into hipster hotspots. But […]
In a box of family photographs, I have what is perhaps the only daguerreotype image of my cousin Edward Bagby, who died in 1864 in the Battle of the Crater. The Crater was well known to history, because while the South won, the North caused a massive explosion by digging a tunnel under the Confederate […]
In May of 1969, if you were anywhere around the intersection of Virginia Beach Boulevard and Military Highway in Norfolk, you might have seen a, ahem, hot-looking young “mascot” hanging around, named Sandy Econo. Leggy Sandy” was dressed in short Scottish skirt and tam, and she visited neighboring businesses with brochures, telling them all about […]
A Profile of the Prak Sisters: How the Praks survived a living hell and bought the American dream – a hair salon Published Monday March 18, 2002 RICHMOND It’s a typical morning at Grove Avenue Salon, which sits just east of Westhampton Theater, Phil’s Continental Lounge and Hampton House in a gray, two-story stucco […]