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Pressing Reset

I've spent much of my recent life on trains. Specifically, a train. Specifically, the Amtrak that runs between Charlottesville and Washington, D.C. None of these train trips have been particularly memorable, but I like it that way. Train travel is the last civilized form of transportation, and the lack of spectacular personal disaster is satisfying. … Continue reading Pressing Reset

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Travel Tuesday: My Favorite Travel Magazine

Reading travel magazines is sometimes frustrating. Many focus the bulk of their efforts on restaurant and hotel reviews. Others hawk guided tours. Still others highlight five star luxury that is out of reach for most of us. For the traveler seeking an immersive cultural experience versus a vacation, precious few options exist in the world … Continue reading Travel Tuesday: My Favorite Travel Magazine

New Article for Snooth: Underrated Wine Travel

Just a short post here to highlight a recent article for Snooth.com, a top-notch online wine magazine. The piece, "Underrated Wine Travel: North Carolina" examines the history, climate and terroir of North Carolina wine, with special attention paid to the Yadkin Valley. North Carolina's wine industry is growing every day, and producers in the state … Continue reading New Article for Snooth: Underrated Wine Travel

What NC State University did wrong during their Hofmann Forest debacle

Regardless what you think about the rationale behind the now infamous sale of NC State University's 79,000 acre Hofmann Forest or about the implications for theĀ  university's forestry school, the university's finances, or the environment and ecosystem of Eastern North Carolina, the sale, from start to finish, was handled poorly. This blog post will not … Continue reading What NC State University did wrong during their Hofmann Forest debacle

Call in the hired guns: Why hiring an outside copywriter, content creator or PR pro benefits your organization

Marketing in the 21st century takes a lot of effort. Sure, it looks easy. Anyone can start a blog, post on Twitter or throw up a website, right? Yes, but doing it well is another matter. You have to craft good content, put it up and then have the savvy to make sure people actually … Continue reading Call in the hired guns: Why hiring an outside copywriter, content creator or PR pro benefits your organization