I began working as assistant sports editor and outdoor columnist for The (Petersburg, Va.) Progress-Index in February 2004. Prior to that, I rarely got the opportunity to express my opinion in print, but when I worked for the Morris County, N.J., Daily Record, I got tired of listening to one blowhard legislator in New Jersey mangle history and had to speak up.
One thing to keep in mind as you check some of the links is that newspapers get sold or change online publishing platforms. When they do, stories that were linked to the original sites can disappear—as has happened to all of my work for the Petersburg Progress-Index. So if the links don't work, my apologies. I can't always keep up with the changes.