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Below is a sample of my magazine work in print and pixels. 

"Plastic Vision"

"Plastic Vision"

Maryland Literary Review, Spring 2024 A flash nonfiction about my seven-year experience with a plastic googly eye stuck in my ear.

"Paul, Me, and Two Long, Hot Summers"

"Paul, Me, and Two Long, Hot Summers"

Halfway Down the Stairs, March 2024 An essay about an almost-forgotten Paul Newman movie and the rise and fall of potential.

"In the Mouth of the Beast"

"In the Mouth of the Beast"

World War II Magazine, Winter 2024 One Austrian resistance cell managed to supply the Allies with essential intelligence in the most pro-Nazi country in the Third Reich.

"When a Quarry Closes, Can Its Damage Be Undone?"

"When a Quarry Closes, Can Its Damage Be Undone?"

Texas Monthly, May 2022 Aggregate mining in Texas yields billions of dollars but leaves behind a pockmarked landscape.

"This DC Poet Was Once the USSR’s Biggest Kid Actor"

"This DC Poet Was Once the USSR’s Biggest Kid Actor"

Washingtonian, May 2022 How the son of a Black American found Soviet stardom.

"Umayyad Mosque"

"Umayyad Mosque"

Atlas Obscura, February 2024 Also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, this is one of the world's largest and oldest mosques.

"Balancing Neutrality"

"Balancing Neutrality"

World War II Magazine, Summer 2023 How did Turkey, completely surrounded by warring powers, remain neutral during most of World War II?

"A New Women’s-History Board Game Has People Talking"

"A New Women’s-History Board Game Has People Talking"

Washingtonian, May 2023 Votes for Women is a hit in a male-focused genre.

"Memory and Mythmaking"

"Memory and Mythmaking"

Wilderness House Literary Review, Spring 2022 An essay about loving old buildings and dealing with mortality.

"Meet the Guy Who Bought Pat Sajak's Radio Station"

"Meet the Guy Who Bought Pat Sajak's Radio Station"

Washingtonian, February 2022 The price: $1,000 The future: uncertain

"Spy Camp"

"Spy Camp"

World War II Magazine, January/February 2021 ​ Prince William Forest Park has 37 miles of hiking trails—and a secret OSS past.

"Parabon Labs is Having Huge Success Solving Cold Cases"

"Parabon Labs is Having Huge Success Solving Cold Cases"

Washingtonian, January 2020

"A Beat of Her Own"

"A Beat of Her Own"

Virginia Living, December 2017 ​ Defying expectations at every step in her career, Teresa Reichlen's path as a dancer has been anything but typical.

"Ten Facts about Joshua Tree National Park"

"Ten Facts about Joshua Tree National Park"

Mental Floss, September 2021 Joshua Tree National Park has always had a glamorous cachet—it is, after all, just two hours away from Los Angeles, so it's no surprise the park has a fascinating history filled with Hollywood-style drama.

"Crash Town U.S.A."

"Crash Town U.S.A."

Virginia Living, August 2016 In Ruckersville, cars vie for the Academy Award of the automotive industry-- "Top Safety Pick."

"More Curveballs for the Loudoun Hounds Baseball Team"

"More Curveballs for the Loudoun Hounds Baseball Team"

Northern Virginia Magazine, May 2016 The long-awaited team faces more obstacles in its attempt to bring baseball to Loudoun County.

"The Green Island"

"The Green Island"

Virginia Living, November 2011 A private-public partnership is working to protect the enigmatic swamp that has captured Virginians' imaginations for centuries.

"Three Red Roses and a Bottle of Cognac"

"Three Red Roses and a Bottle of Cognac"

Literary Traveler, October 2009 ​ Every year, out of a cold Baltimore night, in the dead of winter, a nameless man appears at the old Westminster Burying Grounds, places three red roses and a bottle of cognac on the grave of the cemetery's most famous occupant, and disappears as wordlessly as he came.

"Five Things You Don't Know about Ikea (But Should!)

"Five Things You Don't Know about Ikea (But Should!)

Mental Floss, July/August 2009 It's estimated that 10% of living Europeans were conceived on an IKEA-produced bed. It's time you learned a little more about the company, its reclusive owner, and his continuing quest to install flat pack, streamlined fixtures across the seven continents.

"Brave New World"

"Brave New World"

Virginia Living, February 2009 The Janelia Farm Research Center in Loudoun County is state-of-the-art and so well funded that its scientists can concentrate on what they do best: thinking.

"The Mysterious Affair of Agatha Christie"

"The Mysterious Affair of Agatha Christie"

Literary Traveler, June 2008 It’s a story that even the Queen of Crime couldn’t have come up with: the sudden disappearance of the most famous writer in England.

"NovAchievers"

"NovAchievers"

Virginia Living, April 2008 Public high schools in America don’t have great reputations. But that’s not the case in northern Virginia, where some of America’s best public high schools—and high-school students—can be found. What’s their secret?

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