Category Archives: Writing Portfolio

I Think I Love Him

I Think I Love Him is an excerpt from my book CRUSH: Writers Reflect on Love, Longing, and the Lasting Power of Their First Celebrity Crush (Harper Collins, 2016).    

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The Lost Generation: The 30th Anniversary of AIDS in Washington. An Oral History and Timeline

Washingtonian published my oral history and memoir in 2011, thirty years after the first AIDS cases were identified. I interviewed dozens of Washingtonians to reflect on what the early years of the epidemic were like, the toll the disease has … Continue reading

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The Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary

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My 22-part, award-winning* multimedia report on the Stonewall Riots’ 40th Anniversary is online. In 2009, I wrote and produced a twenty-two part, award-winning* multimedia report on the Stonewall Riots’ 40th Anniversary for AARP Media.  Coverage included writing a timeline of … Continue reading

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Finding Pride and Home: The State of LGBT Housing

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I’m honored to win my second National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association Excellence in Online Journalism Award for my Caring.com report, Finding Pride and Home: A Look at Housing for Older LGBT Adults, and to be one of Huffington Post’s … Continue reading

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Dating 101 for Boomer Women

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When it comes to dating & relationships, I write for all ages, sexes, orientations, and…just about every type that comes to mind…getting the latest from experts, interviewing people about their experiences, offering my own thoughts, and bringing the latest research … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Father’s Day Traditions

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I wonder how many chefs were inspired by their own fathers’ passion for food? Chef and Dublin native Cathal Armstrong (pronounced with silent “t”) fits the bill.  In fact, he has his cooking enthusiast dad to thank for getting him … Continue reading

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On Meditation and Purpose

Let’s have a moment of silent appreciation for meditation. It seems to be having quite the year. Media attention, such as Time magazine’s recent “Mindful Revolution” cover story, has placed it firmly in the pop-culture zeitgeist. Findings from recent studies, … Continue reading

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The Latest Singles in America Study

What can you learn from the latest Singles in America Study – the largest and most comprehensive look at the dating habits, sexual practices, and lifestyles of single men and women ever conducted? I broke the story on Yahoo in … Continue reading

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Hidden Hunger Epidemic

Have you ever heard the term hidden hunger? It’s often used to describe an intake of calories without the nutrition needed to support mental and physical health. But it also applies to the increasing number of older adults who live … Continue reading

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What My Dad Taught Me About Money

A memoir of money.  “Do you think I’m made of money?” my dad asked me when I was 10, desperately wanting him to buy me a new tabletop pinball machine with flashing lights, automatic scoring, flippers that lit up, and … Continue reading

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