Standing among the ruins of ancient Rome is an experience unlike any other. Find your way through the historic streets to the many attractions with this guide to Eternal City. Spend one week exploring the realm of emperors and kings.
Promotional post on my blog for an Italian design company. The interview was carried out by myself (in English and Italian), the pictures were supplied by the client. The questions and set-up were customized to the specific needs of my client.
Promotional post on my personal blog for Ottica Caputi. The illustrations and interview (in English and Italian) were done by myself according to the needs of the client. The timing of the article was aligned for the start of the spring/summer season of 2017.
A digital brochure/infographic illustrated for Miruc Optics, a Japanese manufacturing company specializing in accurate product testing and inspection systems.
A digital brochure for a Japanese optics company specializing in creating inspection jigs and facilities for manufacturing companies.
An old digital brochure/infographic made for a Japanese power efficiency and monitoring service.
I was the ghostwriter for this home-based tax preparation business guide for author Ana Diaz. After the content was complete and she had turned the project over to an editor and graphic designer, she returned the project to me to edit, proofread, and correct errors in the content and layout.
I edited this motivational book of creative fiction for author Diane Sokolowski.
This is a tale of honor and obligation, of instinct and restraint. When the fae huntsman obeys a royal command to capture a mate for the prince, an old widow's life ends in water and is then transformed to youthful immortality by water. Dependent upon the huntsman who captured her, Gwen must come to terms with an afterlife that offers one very important choice: accept the huntsman or not.
I serve as the managing editor for this monthly newsletter published by the World Library Foundation. My duties consist of contributing articles for each issue, assigning article topics to staff writers, editing articles, responsibility for design and layout of each issue.
I serve as the fantasy editor for this literary magazine which publishes fantasy, horror, and science fiction. I also contribute nonfiction article to the magazine.
I edited this motivational, self-help book written by life coach Aaron Hunnel.
I edited the manuscript for this faith-based how-to guide on managing a music ministry, covering choir members, musicians, music selection, and concerts.
Living a nontoxic life to help our kids who have food sensitivities or allergies and other special needs can be difficult. As moms, we strive to make the most affordable choices, yet we know that cheaper items can contain toxins than their better quality counterparts whether we’re buying food, bath care, cookware, supplies – or just about anything. Learn my tricks to get the most for my money.
Learn what a smoothie bowl is and why it's a better choice, along with my review of Carissa Bonham's book and a video on how to make a smoothie bowl!
Can you have authenticity in today's day and age? Yes, but it takes courage! Learn how I do it and what motivates me to stay brave.
Learn how to make this super easy Halloween Wreath
Get creative with Duct Tape and get in the Halloween spirit.
Find some helpful tips to help you get through Halloween without blowing your diet!
This was just written for a CPA in Florida. He needed to refresh his content and this served his purposes perfectly. I did a short 15-minute phone interview with him, wrote his content immediately, passed through editing and delivered the content within the hour.
Trouble teens and their parents need a way of connecting. This page owner wanted to use authoritative articles to inform the audience and spark a conversation that can lead to solutions and bonding. My posts simply linked to the articles and gave readers an incentive to click.
After touring together for more than a month, the Brendan Benson/Cory Chisel road show has become a finely tuned machine, so it's a damn shame that more people know of Benson as "that guy from The Raconteurs" than "a power-pop genius who has a handful of independently brilliant records under his belt." The gap between his first solo release and his initial appearance alongside Jack White & Co. spanned almost exactly a decade, but to the delight of longtime fans this latter notoriety resulted in a comfortably crowded Turner Hall Ballroom for Benson's show on Wednesday night. The audience seemed especially responsive toward honorary-Milwaukeean-by-way-of-Appleton Cory Chisel—even his obligatory Brett Favre/Vikings jokes garnered some chuckles, which is saying a lot in Our Year of Favre Fatigue. Ably supported by his five-piece Wandering Sons, Chisel responded to his affectionate reception with an outright inspiring set.Taut melodies and gorgeous backing vocals propelled an arrangement of stomp-along pop-rock interspersed with a few self-described "lullabies," each of which conjured more than a touch of The Swell Season's love-haunted ache.
Whether as a byproduct of fiscal necessity or a desire to have a hand in what winds up on the family's dinner plate, the act of growing fruits and vegetables at home has recently returned to its rightful status as a revered American pastime. As the homegrown revolution continues to spread, many gardeners are branching out from mass-produced, highly disease-resistant hybrid plants to open-pollinated heirlooms. Industrialized modern agriculture has never ensnared heirloom plants, as heirlooms' diverse, and sometimes unpredictable, dimensions and appearances make them difficult to mechanically harvest and process. While they are often less productive than hybrids, heirlooms offer a wide variety of bold, old-fashioned flavors in an amazing array of unique shapes, sizes, and colors that simply can't be found in carefully standardized plants. After falling off the radar long ago in favor of uniform, monochrome produce, pearlescent indigo potatoes ("All Blue"), ivory-hued tomatoes ("White Snowball"), and purple-and-yellow dappled wax beans ("Dragon's Tongue") are now, through the efforts of devoted seed savers and small-scale farmers, returning to catalogs and backyards all over the world. I will explore a trio of heirloom vegetables, all easy to find and adaptable to a wide variety of climates, and how to save their seeds.
With a fiercely DIY attitude and wordplay skills that dominate almost every other name in underground hip-hop, Minneapolis native P.O.S. rolled into Turner Hall on Saturday with a handful of labelmates—representing his hometown crew, the unstoppable force known as Doomtree—and energy to spare. Last time he was in town, he faced a quizzical crowd who were surely curious as to why the hell he was sharing a bill with indie rock stalwarts Cursive; this time, he had the benefit of headlining a hip-hop show. Jacksonville-cum-Seattleite Astronautalis opened up accompanied only by his MacBook, spitting urgent, impish rhymes through a gravelly, Jameson-drenched larynx that conjured Tom Waits and belied his boyish looks. After coaxing the table-and-chair assembly in the back to get a little closer ("Sorry, there is no dinner theater here tonight"), he eased the tone even more by referring to Pabst Blue Ribbon as "God's fucking sweat"— presumably not in a pejorative manner. Imagine cathartic tales of troublemaking and woe shouted at you by a scrawnier Henry Rollins over beats that range from rock to rap and back again, and you have Astronautalis. A Scribble Jam veteran, he closed out his fraction of the evening with the age-old tradition of a long form, audience-inspired freestyle.
18. The Dismemberment Plan, “Respect Is Due” (12:35) Constructed slowly over a snaking, minimal backbeat, “Respect Is Due” appears to be The Dismemberment Plan’s weary goodbye to a relationship well past its expiration date. Long pauses, whispered grievances, and the occasional sarcastic quip create an air of almost-but-not-quite-indifference that would serve well as the last track on the breakup mix to end all breakup mixes. The chorus, delivered at increasingly higher tempos and tones starting around the 10-minute mark (repeated a dozen times to double as the closing verse), winds up brutal in both its volume and irrevocability: “If I ever would let down the walls that protect me from you / I would say respect is due / but not in this lifetime.”
Southern gardeners can help the monarch butterfly population survive by cutting back milkweed every fall
A tongue-in-cheek look at reusing unwanted sandbags that Floridians so highly coveted just a few weeks earlier during Hurricane Irma
Article on alternative health treatment options
Article on alternative health treatments
Article on alternative health treatment choices