The Seattle Times, October 5, 2014
Vehicle modifications empower drivers with disabilities.
cent$, Fall 2014
Want to set up your teen for success later in life? Encouraging your child to get a job may be the ticket.
Backyard Beekeeping: What's All the Buzz About?
City Health, Fall 2014
A look at the beekeeping scene in Dallas, with info about how to start your own hive.
Life on Display
Neighborly Notes, Aug. 25, 2014
Don't keep your most beloved mementos tucked away in a box in the back of a closet. These five ideas will help you preserve keepsakes.
5 Tips for Investing in Piggy Banks
Bankrate.com, June 12, 2014
Piggy banks may seem like child's play, but these timeless coin containers appeal to people of all ages.
GEICO Now, Spring/Summer 2014
Air-traffic controllers battle stress and the unexpected to keep our skies safe.
How I Learned That House-Hunting Is Even Worse Than Dating
xoJane.com, Jan. 26, 2014
When my offer was accepted, I was giddy with excitement. But then there were the nerves. It felt a lot like, well, the early stages of love. I made plans for us. And those plans didn't pan out.
How to Safely Hang Holiday Lights
AssociaLiving.com, December 2013
All is merry and bright this season until you blow a fuse or fall off the ladder while stringing your holiday lights.
6 Piggy Banks Worth Saving For
Bankrate.com, November 2013
There's something quaint about saving money in a piggy bank, a concept that dates back centuries. Here are six you may just go hog wild over.
AssociaLiving.com, October 2013
You may think of gardening as a springtime pursuit, but planting a winter garden can yield pretty plants and hearty vegetables.
Becoming a Bird Nerd
Puget Sound Starts Here, September 3, 2013
Bird-watching in the Puget Sound area of Washington state.
AssociaLiving.com, August 2013
Five home improvement projects from Pinterest you can tackle this weekend.
Remembering Tracyton School Before It Goes
The Kitsap Sun, June 25, 2013
An essay reflecting on my time in elementary school, in the wake of the building being demolished.
An Oasis in the Desert
Keynotes, January 2013
Valley Lock & Safe provides the Palm Springs area with friendly service, whatever the locksmithing need.
Unspoil Your Kids
cent$, Winter 2013
With all the resources and conveniences available in modern life, it's easy to spoil your kids. These tips help you avoid that.
In Case of Emergency
cent$, Fall 2012
When a crisis strikes, you may need certain information fast — so be prepared.
Spotlight: Tricked-Out Truck
Keynotes, July/August 2012
"I believe I have the most interesting locksmith truck in the world," says Steve Wyman, owner of Plant City Lock & Key. It's a bold statement — but one look at his pristine vehicle, and you have to agree he's probably right.
Saying "I Love You" Around the World
Happen (Match.com), April 2012
Looking for love in other locales? Read our cultural primer below to familiarize yourself with the myriad ways that couples express their affection for each other differently across the globe.
Ladies: Dating When You Have Roommates
Happen (Match.com), October 2011
The golden rule usually works when sharing your living space with others, but things get more complicated when dates and boyfriends enter the picture. Here's an etiquette guide for you, ladies.
Curb Clothes Spending with a Shopping Diet
Bankrate.com, September 12, 2011
Tips to keep from buying more than you need — or can afford.
Putting Up with Pushy Parents
Happen (Match.com), August 2011
Your family thinks you're Prince Charming and wants you to find a princess to complete your fairy tale. Here's how to get them to back off and let you find that glass-slipper girl on your own timeline.
75 Successful Years
cent$, Summer 2011
American Airlines Credit Union celebrates its 75th anniversary with a look back at the past.
Community Health, April 2011
Make sure you're on track for a fruitful retirement.
Community Health, February 2011
Don't turn big days into disasters by setting unrealistic expectations.
Student Health 101, January 2011
What does it mean to students today?
Retirement Spending Done Right
health2you, Winter 2011
Hatch a plan to make your nest egg last.
Built on Love
AOL Personals, February 7, 2010
Trying to think of a grand gesture for your beloved this Valentine's Day? No one went bigger than these three guys, who created masterpieces that were built on love.
The Anti-Valentine's Day Party Guidebook
AOL Personals, January 25, 2010
Single this Valentine's Day? In a relationship but loathe all that commercialized holiday stuff? Just hate the color red? Whatever your reason for not being in love with the day of love — or even if you do like it — an anti-Valentine's Day party can be a fun way to celebrate renegade-style.
Fraud Alert: Work-at-Home Scams
cent$, Winter 2010
With people looking to supplement their income from the comfort of their couch, scammers are pouncing on those hoping to earn a few extra dollars on the side.
Bad First Dates Gone Good
Happen (Match.com), September 2009
We've all gone on dates that left us with a bad first impression of someone. Here are the reasons why you may want to give your date a second chance.
More Money, Fewer Problems
360º, August/September 2009
Use the resources you already have to put money in the bank. (Note: This article is aimed at the trade show exhibit industry.)
Are You Adequately Insured?
health2you, July/August/September 2009
Make sure your health crisis isn't also a financial one.
Service with a Smile
cent$, Summer 2009
Consumers are increasingly looking for a personal relationship with their financial institutions.
Drinks All Around
American Way, December 15, 2008
If you’re throwing a festive bash this holiday season, make sure your cocktail menu stands out with drinks that will impress all your guests — even the nondrinkers in the house.
New Twist on an Educated Workforce
Frisco Style, February 2007
A look at Amberton University, a nontraditional college in Frisco, Texas.
This is a grab bag for the many stories I do that don't fit into one of my main specialties. I love being a generalist, and I'm confident in my ability to write stories on a huge range of topics. Plus, it keeps life from being boring!