Browsing All Posts published on »January, 2011«

Tim Horton’s Loving Cup

January 29, 2011


My son, Danny, has a few true loves in his life. Hockey is certainly one. Doughnut are another. And the day he got to join them both when he became the Tim Horton’s coffee cup mascot at the Jan. 25 Columbus Blue Jackets game may just have been one of the greatest of his life. […]

Making the Most of Nate Riggs and School Board Meetings

January 18, 2011


A select gathering of my Ohio State journalism students have joined me this evening at the Columbus City School Board meeting, a mere six hours after we welcomed social media guru Nate Riggs ( to our class for a talk on blogs. Our hour with Nate flew by, as he filled our head with ways […]

Dispatch Profiles TYMDWB

January 18, 2011


Joe Blundo of the Columbus Dispatch came over last week and spent an hour with us talking about lymphoma, cancer diagnosis and “The Year My Dad Went Bald.” He is so insightful and asked such great questions–and the resulting story so well captures what our experience was like. We hope you will check it out […]

Total Wipeout

January 6, 2011


For journalism students, finding story ideas can feel like an unconquerable obstacle course

How About Some Quality Customer Service?

January 1, 2011


Turns out writing a book is the easy part–at least from my perspective, especially when Brian does the writing (as he did on his new release, “The Year My Dad Went Bald“). The hard part comes trying to get people to see it and, if we are lucky, buy it. To do that, you need […]