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 […]
DaySpring Episcopal Center is the home of the Diocese of Southwest Florida. Located on the Manatee River, it is a camp and conference center, with outdoors courses, library, dining room, clubhouses, bunkrooms and facilities for religious groups, school groups and everyday folk on pilgrimages. At the center is the history St. Thomas Chapel, one of […]
Getting volunteers, particularly ones that do not have a news background, to adhere to style conventions is a long, long road. But it can be done. You just have to keep educating your universe. At the Diocese of Southwest Florida, we have worked hard to try to have some sort of consistency in our usage, […]
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 […]
Views of Frank Lloyd Wright’s campus in Lakeland.
Blog & Observations
There are a handful of non-fiction books I come back to again and again. These are sorts of books that each time you go back to them, you find something new, and seminal. They express ideas that were influential later on, and were first expressed there in that particular way. When talking about cities and urban […]
Discouragement can be completely destructive for the Christian. It not only hurts us, but it hurts others; when we show our discouragement as a way of life, who else wants to be like us? Who wants to be around a discouraged person? While it’s a real feeling, and true for Christians (and not), it’s a bad […]
LONDON, U.K. – The life story of Richard Branson hinges on many small events, his decision to go into publishing, into launching a record label, his decision to go into the airline business and many others, large and small. One critical moment is often forgotten, about how he got an early, free office from the […]
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 […]
Just 20 years ago, if you wanted a piece of Colonial Williamsburg, you could go to New York’s Fifth Avenue, where the restored Virginia town had a shop in the genteel department store B. Altman. There, you could select Wedgwood bone China patterns, order a mahogany Chippendale-style highboy chest (custom made by the Kittinger Company […]