Two-thousand sixteen was a robust one with regard to my freelance work for Fort Collins Magazine; not necessarily in terms of volume, but in quality and scope. In addition to contributing another essay on the healing power of the outdoors, I finally broke into features with a 3500-word piece on the state of mental health care in Northern Colorado. "Disconnected" has been received well, and hopefully will make an impact on our community. If my work ends up helping just one person, I'll know I made a difference.
I've included below links to some of my other work for Fort Collins Magazine since 2014. From essays to short features, the variety shows my malleability and evolution as a writer over the years.
Naked in the Spotlight was my first piece, an essay on my (very brief) stand up comedy experience.
A Letter to My Former Homeland was both painful and liberating to write. Leaving Canada behind was tough, but seeing the results roll in after my first vote, in November 2016, made the emigration process seem pretty benign.
Finally, another of my favorites was writing three features on working dogs of Fort Collins. I met some very sweet and talented animals, and learned quite a bit. I still think about Trigger, the brilliant police dog, every time I drive by a K9 police vehicle.