Writing

Recent

These are the most recent pieces I’ve had published. To see more of my humor, blogging, magazine, and marketing copy writing, scroll down a bit more. 

Beard and Bearder: Scores of hirsute men descend on Minneapolis to compare follicular feats. The Magazine, August 1, 2013.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Beards of TNG. Fashion It So, July 16, 2013.

Chillax, broseph, puns are alivealicious. Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 19, 2013.

Humor

SPECIAL REPORT: The Beards of TNG. Fashion It So, July 16, 2013.

Chillax, broseph, puns are alivealicious. Twin Cities Daily Planet, March 19, 2013.

Our fixation on the un-dead assumes zombies will also be un-niceMPRnews.org, October 17, 2012.

Ignite Minneapolis. I spoke about sandwiches on March 4, 2010 and about the beards of the presidents on May 24, 2012.

Art Hounds Parody. (MP3) KFAI, broadcast December 19, 2010.

Northeastern University Times New Roman; multiple pieces. 2005-2007. The Times New Roman was the comedy publication at Northeastern University in Boston. It is only available in super-huge PDFs of the whole issue; those are hard to read! These are plain text PDFs of the humor articles I wrote. Boston, MA. October 2004-Spring 2007.

Give me a break, I was hit by a car(PDF)  Weekly Dig, Boston, MA. June, 2006.

A Stunning Example of How Not to Live. Short film, all but acted by me; 2nd place winner, Iowa State Mac Users Group Film Festival. Ames, IA. Spring 2004.

Blogging

Selected blog entries from the many places I have blogged for a company, nonprofit, or for an otherwise large audience. 

CityPagesI have contributed multiple blog entries to the CityPages Dressing Room blog.

DearWendy.com. I was a semi-regular contributor to the His Take feature on DearWendy.com, a no-nonsense, snarky relationship advice website with 7000 page views daily. Wendy herself said I have, “a wonderfully unique voice.”

Fresh Energy Blog, two posts, 2011-2012.

Your blog is not Twitter, use the “<a>” tag. Written for the Clockwork blog. April 2010.

Transit for Livable Communities Blog, contributing editor, 2008-2009.

“State of the Art Bike Projects Coming to the Minneapolis Area”. Bike Walk Twin Cities eNewsletter. March 2009.

Metroblogging Minneapolis. My posts on the local interest blog with a monthly readership of 5000-7000. April 2008-September 2009.

Metroblogging Minneapolis: Totally Doin’ It with Art and Emily. A short-lived weekly events and culture column written with then-girlfriend (and now wife) Emily.

Magazines

Selected articles written for various magazines. 

Beard and Bearder: Scores of hirsute men descend on Minneapolis to compare follicular feats. The Magazine, August 1, 2013.

Get the Star Treatment in St. Louis ParkMinnesota Meetings & Events, Winter 2012.

Fiber optics provide visibility for awnings, Specialty Fabrics Review, November 2011.

Tiger Oak Publications’ suburban titles (Edina Magazine, Plymouth Magazine, Southwest Metro Magazine, Maple Grove Magazine)

Expanding Culture Through DesignKontakt Magazine. September 2008.

Copywriting

Crystal Lake AutoWrote copy for a website redevelopment with an emphasis on search optimization on behalf of Aristotle Consulting. And hey! It’s still ranking really well!

Richtone Painting. Wrote copy for a website redevelopment with an emphasis on search optimization on behalf of Aristotle Consulting. This is also still doing very well!

Thomsen Nybeck, PA.  Wrote copy for a promotional brochure for a law firm on behalf of Aristotle Consulting.

Misc

Guffaw. April 2011-October 2011. I was editor and contributor to a Minnesota-focused site that published original local humor and also covered the local comedy scene. Turns out running an online magazine is not as profitable as it once was. This project is currently on hold indefinitely.

Prayer in Prison: Religion as Rehabilitation. (PDF), Dialogues: An Argument and Rhetoric Reader, pp. 187-192. 2009.