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Feature Writing

A Judge Sentenced a Fellow Vet to Jail—
Then Joined Him in His Cell for the Night

“We are one big team—we are all ­veterans—and when one of us screws up, the rest of the team says, ‘You have to square yourself away.’”

My article on two very 
special veterans in arms 
has been published by 
Reader's Digest. 

Click here.

Artist Profile

Click here for
my profile of 
David Bailey

Artist Profile

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The world is a vastly better place thanks to people like my longtime friend, Reg Green. For the full story, click here and for an earlier article here

Sports Profile

For my recent profile of Olympic champion skier Billy Kidd click here 


To report this real-life drama of two Norwegian adventurers attacked by  a polar bear, I met with them in Oslo, Norway and also interviewed their rescuers in Longyearbyen, north of the Arctic Circle.
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Nature Article

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This article on a most
remarkable woman has 
run internationally
and can be read here.

(Carmen has recently had some serious medical issues. For more information and if you wish to donate to help her defray new medical/living expenses, click here.)

Human Interest

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Nature Article

I spent a week in the Amazon to report this nature piece about piranhas for Reader's Digest.
Full article here
Brazilian edition version here

Harry Benson: The Consummate Professional

50 Years ago the photographer
Harry Benson was in the right
place at a very wrong time.
Click here for info.

International Profile

Of all the people I have profiled there are a select few I would class as "heroes." Bridgebuilder Toni Ruttimann is at the very top of that list. After traveling through Cambodia and Laos with him and seeing him in action, I now know what the real meaning of "hero" is.  
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  Harry Benson, a photography icon! Full story here and more here.
                             Copyright by Professional Photographer Magazine and Harry Benson

Drama in Real Life

My article about a skydiver
who passed out before he
could open his parachute
has been published
by Reader's Digest.

Full story here
French edition here
Spanish here

Travel Article

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Celebrity Profile

To report this profile of Anthony Hopkins, I spent a day with him in London, walking through the city, having lunch, and visiting his Knightsbridge home. A month later I spent another day with him in his native Wales.
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Business Profile

Full story here


My story on Major Zach Fike 
and the organization he founded,
Purple Hearts Reunited,
is running in the 1.3 million
circulation magazine, "VFW Magazine."
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Photographer Profile

                          Click here for my profile of (the very fun, very talented) photographer Patty Carroll

Travel Feature

                                                                       Full article here

International Feature

I traveled aboard one of the world's largest container ships as it entered the port of Rotterdam to report this story on a Maersk EEE. The story is running now in Reader's Digest's international editions. Click here for the article.
French version here.

International Reporting

I spent nearly a week in rural Pakistan with human rights activist Mukhtar Mai to report this story on her brave campaign to fight honor killings and improve women’s rights.

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  Full article here

Human Interest

Full story here

Survival Drama

Reader's Digest

My article about a
dramatic survival
at sea has been
published by
Reader's Digest.
Click here for full story.


Do you know the writings
of Vermont-based writer,
Archer Mayor? If you don't,
you are in for a treat.
And, as I hope  my recent
profile of him in Writer's Digest
Magazine will show,
he is as engaging in person
as he is on the page.

Artist Profile

Full article here

Nature Article

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Sports Profile

To write this profile of former Major League pitcher Bill Lee, I interviewed him at his Craftsbury, Vermont home and watched him pitch in several Vermont Senior League games (He won both.)
Click here for the article and here for an article about the awards it received.


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International Travel Feature

I spent five days in Copenhagen, including riding around the city with its Lord Mayor, to report this story on Denmark's capital city. Click here for full article and here for radio interview (8/29/2015, 11:20) on my article.
Online version here

Artist Profile

I interviewed artist/photographer William Wegman  (and his friends/partners) at his Maine vacation home for this New England Home Magazine profile. Click here for the full story.

Business Profile

I visited Google's Silicon Valley headquarters for four days to produce this exclusive report on "what makes Google click." It is scheduled to run in all of Reader's Digest's 40-some international editions, in 25 languages. Click here for full article.

International Relations

This is a 10,000 word article on the current state of affairs in North Korea, which I wrote for Congressional Quarterly Press. Click here for more information.
Copright CQ Press 2011, reprinted with permission

Nature Writing

Read the full article here  and see the video that used film I shot in the Bahamas.           

Corporate Case Study

                       Click here for an example of one of the many corporate case studies I have written

Travel Article

I spent almost a week in the Arctic settlement of Grise Fiord to report this story. . 

Medical Drama

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Institutional Branding

WORKING WITH USInnovations. New ideas. New markets. These are just some of the exciting results that industry leaders like Maytag, DuPont, NASA and others have achieved by collaborating with RISD students and faculty in various design research projects over the last 30 years. As many of our industry partners have found, these projects have often produced innovative, unexpected, solutions and new directions to design-related issues...

Magazine Feature Article

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This Parade Strikes Out the Band
by Robert KienerI came to Moscow, the tiny hamlet that straddles the Little River, just south of Stowe, Vt., to see a woman about a lawn chair. Or, more precisely, several women about several lawn chairs. The women, namely the Moscow All Ladies Lawn Chair Drill Team, are, according to some people, the real talent behind Moscow's quirky Fourth of July parade.
"Talent?... Hardly!" says Lynne Scarpa, one of the veteran marchers who each year thrill (well, perhaps that's a bit strong) paradegoers with their synchronized folding and unfolding of lawn chairs to the strains of John Philip Sousa. "Talent has very little to do with this parade," she says.
Each Fourth of July morning, somewhere around 10 o'clock, most of Moscow's 100-and-some residents gather on Tom Hamilton's front lawn to take part in what has become one of Vermont's - and the nation's - most offbeat Independence Day parades. Unlike other parades, the Moscow version has no organizing committee, no grand marshal, no fancy floats, and - most important - no pretension. What it does have is a healthy helping of wry Vermont humor...Another change; the recent absence of horses from the parade. "Stowe's sirens scared them away," Ms. Scarpa says. "We've asked them to turn them off this year." Many hope for the return of the horses. For years, Moscow's newest residents were responsible for following the parade with a wheelbarrow and shoveling up horse droppings. "It was our way of saying, 'Welcome to Moscow,' " Hamilton says.
Although there were no horses in last year's parade, the hamlet's newest residents, George and Jacquie Gay, dutifully brought up the rear, armed with a shovel and a wheelbarrow. To make them feel part of the event, their children preceded them in a pickup truck, dropping horse manure over the tailgate...
Christian Science Monitor

International Feature Story

'Nicholas Would Have Been Proud'

By Robert Kiener
His greatest gift to the world came after his untimely death

Leaning across the lace-covered dining table, Andrea Mongiardo talks quietly but intently about his new job, chopping the air with delicate, porcelain-white hands to drive home a point. "I help my uncle," he says. "We manage a block of flats." With a mop of black hair crowning a slight, five-foot-three-inch frame, Mongiardo talks of his career plans while the sound of honking horns drifts up from the street into his family's flat on the outskirts of Rome. In his spare time, the 24-year-old adds, he walks in the nearby parks or swims in the local pool. "Best of all, I've finally got my driving licence."
Listening to the enthusiastic young man, his 75-year-old visitor, Reg Green, a former Fleet Street journalist, smiles wryly. "Bravo Andrea! And is there a girl in your life?" A broad sash of crimson lights up Andrea's cheeks. "Well..." he begins. Green laughs. It's a simple conversation, but remarkable all the same. Nine years ago, Andrea Mongiardo lay critically ill in a hospital in Rome. His skin was blue, his cheeks sunken. The malformed heart that had stunted his growth and often kept him bedridden was now killing him.
Doctors didn't expect him to survive more than a few weeks. Then, on October 1, 1994, a seven-year-old boy died in Messina, Sicily. His heart was rushed to Rome and transplanted into Andrea. One day later, colour returned to the teenager's face. Within weeks he was walking and putting on weight.Recently, he had an electrocardiogram. "I am always a bit apprehensive. But the doctor said, 'Relax Andrea, your heart is perfect.' "
Reg Green reaches over and rests a hand on the young man's shoulder. Then he hugs him. It is the heart of his son Nicholas that rescued Mongiardo from certain death nine years ago. "Yes, Andrea," he says, blinking away tears, "it was a good, strong heart. And now it's your heart."
You may remember the story ["The Boy Who Lived For Ever"]. Nine years ago, it made headlines—and broke hearts—around the world. Highway robbers shot Nicholas Green, a freckle-faced, tousle-haired boy from northern California, as he and his family drove through southern Italy on holiday. He died two days later...
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