Most mornings, my dad left the newspaper open at the kitchen table. I read it over breakfast, progressing from Family Circus to the Wizard of Id to Bloom County, from Lewis Grizzard to Mike Royko, to the locals. I ran stories in the high school newspaper and photography in the arts magazine. My first real job out of college in 1997 was in a newsroom in San Jose, Costa Rica. I later worked at Time Inc. and did freelance work in Hong Kong. In 2015, as music editor of the Memphis Flyer, I won a regional Green Eyeshade Award for Criticism from the Society of Professional Journalists.
These links go to results of a Google search that returns my work.