I’m Moving Out!

I’ve heard it said that “Virginia is for Lovers“, and while that may be the case, Virginia is also where I’ve chosen to take my next step forward. That’s right, folks! I’m moving to Virginia! I have been offered, and accepted, a position in Danville, Virginia with the Danville Register & Bee! I will be…

Stop legislating discrimination, North Carolina!

I try to keep politics out of my internet presence, aside from Twitter, because I believe some very different things from members of my family. I have found that the arguments don’t lead anywhere, except to upset my mother. I have been banned from talking politics at family gatherings and such for exactly that reason. Today, however, I…

Get Ready to Vote!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you know that the Iowa Caucus was on Feb. 1 and the New Hampshire Primary was on Feb. 9. If you were living under a rock, click those links and it will take you to the New York Times’ coverage via graphic form. There’s some fun…

Gay Marriage

We needed an image for the front page of this issue of the Western Carolinian, and we were struggling to get any photographs to look right without chopping someone’s head off or looking plain wonky, so I made this! Hope you like it as much as I do!

All Aboard the Polar Express

Originally published at The Western Carolinian here Bryson City may be a small town, but it is the perfect place to spend the holidays this season. With a plethora of events, activities and places to visit within its heart, a favorite is the Polar Express sponsored by The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. According to website,…

Cullowhee & Sylva

Cullowhee & Sylva This is an article I co-wrote with one of my awesome Western Carolinian coworkers, Brandy Carl. She did an internship with Asheville’s Mountain Xpress this summer, and now works for them as a freelancer, but she was able to get me in on an article about our lovely small towns, which was…

NC Apple Festival

This weekend in Hendersonville, NC was the annual North Carolina Apple Festival, and since my best friend Kristi was visiting me this weekend, we decided to go, figuring it would be a lot of fun. Well, it was actually a lot of fun – the sun was blazing and all of the local stores had…