I am a very serious man.
I am a journalist with more than 15 years of writing experience and my work has appeared in a variety of local, regional, and national publications ranging from Seattle Homes and Lifestyles Magazine, The Puget Sound Business Journal, Alaska Airlines Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and Air & Space/Smithsonian.
Editors of all types turn to me because they know I will always come back with something interesting and unusual no matter how mundane the subject. When I was assigned to write about an often-covered controversy surrounding construction of an African American museum in Seattle, my interview with local activist Omari Tahir-Garrett hit the newsstands just days after Garrett was accused of hitting the citys mayor with a bull horn.
When an editor asked me to write a story about an annual table tennis tournament that no one else wanted to cover, I uncovered a little-known sports injury called Ping Pong Patches.
And when I was in Bangkok, I wrote about an American journalist who was wrongly imprisoned on charges of drug smuggling.
Now, I would like to tell your story.