New Orleans, Louisiana

It had been nearly a decade since I last visited New Orleans, Louisiana, but fate smiled upon me this month when the Excellence in Journalism Conference held its annual meetings there. Conference travel is a different beast; I’m obligated to attend sessions and meetings so I can bring some new ideas and best practices back to … Continue reading

Texas: Fredericksburg and Austin

There was a sense of urgency about this Texas trip: it would be my last for a little while. At the end of July, I packed up and moved back to my home state of Alabama to take a new job at the University of North Alabama. I had been talking about taking a trip … Continue reading

Visiting Harvard University

While visiting Boston, it was imperative that I wander around the grounds of Harvard University in nearby Cambridge. I spent the first couple of months of my life living on a university campus, and I’ve spent just about my entire career working for four different universities, so colleges and universities are almost always on my … Continue reading