I HAVE DONE some dumb and some fun things as a writer, and met plenty of interesting people along the way.
These stories kind of, sort of prove that to be true:
Men can wear Spanx, too. But, as I found, it’s not easy.
Jo Hopper won an $8 billion judgment against JP Morgan Chase. But that’s only part of what made her story worth telling.
A couple nights at a hermitage in the woods with no TV, no WiFi, and a promise to keep my cell phone turned off? What could go wrong?
Scientists who are also cheerleaders. Cheerleaders who are also scientists. That’s a very real thing. I got to meet the Science Cheerleaders for American Way magazine.
Bobby Hinds is 81 and is probably in better shape than you are.
Jake Shimabukuro has made a child’s toy into a respected musical instrument.
Barrington Irving, who has flown solo around the world, now hopes to become an educational hero.
The Met was Dallas-Fort Worth’s arts, entertainment, and culture weekly that I helped found during the all-too-brief heyday of alt-weeklies. I served as editor-in-chief, and also wrote stories on things like strippers-turned-authors and the legacy of the TV show Dallas.
Twenty-one years after The Met was launched, a team of editors, designers, writers, and salespeople got together on a volunteer, not-for-profit basis to produce a new issue of the defunct publication that celebrated The Met’s 21st birthday. You can see and read the results of that effort by clicking the flipbook below.