Selected Articles

“Present Tense and Past Perfect”

Portico (Summer 2018)

“Harry ‘Dutch’ Heffner’s Lost Football”

Birmingham News (October 26, 2014)

“They Shoot Unicorns, Don’t They?”

Birmingham News (May 14, 2013)

“Veterans’ Sacrifices Crossed Color Line, Even In An Era of Segregation”

Birmingham News (November 8, 2012)

“60 Years Later, Don’t Forget Task Force Smith”

Birmingham News (July 4, 2012)

“More to Cinco de Mayo Than Meets the Eye”

Birmingham News (April 29, 2012)

“Bringing Home Vets’ Sacrifices to Alabama”

Mobile Press Register (May 30, 2010)

“Saban Nation North: In Chicago, the Houndstooth Saloon Provides Homefield Advantage”

Birmingham News (November 25, 2009)

“Curry Comes Home Barely Known”

Birmingham News (October 11, 2009)

“From Alabama to Amendola and Back: Journey of a B-17 Pilot”

Alabama Heritage (Fall 2009)

“A Fitting Tribute: ‘They Call This Place America’”

Chicago Tribune (August 28, 2009)

“36 Hours in Birmingham, Ala.”

New York Times (April 19, 2009)

“Into Thick Air”

Sweet Tea Journal (Summer 2006)

“Art in the South: An Unlikely Canvas”

Alabama Heritage (Winter 2005)

“Still Kicking But Dreaming of Different Kind of Goal”

New York Times (October 19, 2005)

“Old Slow and Ugly: Before Radar Took Over, OS2U Kingfishers Were the Eyes of the Fleet”

Smithsonian Air & Space (February/March 2005)

“Camp Rucker During the Second World War”

Alabama Heritage (Summer 2004)

“All Guts No Glory: The Brave, Doomed Crews of World War II Escort Carriers”

Smithsonian Air & Space (June/July 2004)

“Ringing With Hope: The Bell Center for Early Childhood Intervention”

Portico (June/July 2004)


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

— Philippians 4:8