Life

June 2, 2016

On Game 1 NBA Finals, an open letter to Lebron on forgiveness, growing up, #winning, and why we’ll miss one of the tip-offs

Dear @KingJames, You won’t recognize my name in your 31.2 million followers, but I’m actually one of your former neighbors. We lived in Copley, Ohio, just […]
April 11, 2016

Thank you, Washington Post….

My son and I text each other songs each day, just one way I [try to] stay connected to my teenager. And I hadn’t really thought […]
March 23, 2015

Olympian Michael Weiss talks hard work and discipline in youth sports in USA Today HSS

Recently I had the opportunity to interview professional figure skating champion Michael Weiss, 3-time USA National Champion and 2-time Olympian, for a story for USA Today’s […]
February 21, 2015

For two stories on the real McFarland USA, you’ll want to read USA Today this week

Recently for USA Today’s High School Sports, I interviewed Danny, Damacio and David Diaz, brothers and teammates of a 1987 California state champion contender cross-country team from […]
January 14, 2015

How One Little Book Changed OSU Coach Urban Meyer

  When a record-setting 33.4 million viewers tuned in to the college national championship game Monday night, when Ohio State beat Oregon 42-20, audiences watched as two head […]
January 9, 2015

What’s your word for 2015? Writers share 6 ideas for success in the new year

I heard someone joke that January is when you can’t find an open treadmill at the gym, so you might as well start your resolution in February when the […]
August 22, 2014

Social Media Raises Over 50 Million for ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge

Challenged by my ole sorority sister, I took the #ALSicebucketchallenge this week. (My daughter seemed to take a lot of joy in dumping the freezing bucket of […]
October 3, 2013

KMD’s first annual Read the News Day accomplishes purpose

  When I first thought of setting up a “Read the News Day,” where people pledge to read for their news on Oct. 2, it was because […]