This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Curtain Call

September, 23, 2023

Tomorrow, Shea’s Performing Arts Center launches its 2023-24 Broadway season! This acclaimed Buffalo theatre is famous for teching, prepping and launching Broadway touring productions in its gorgeous, historic century-old structure. Here is this season’s lineup.

National Dance Day

September, 16, 2023

This holiday invites everyone at every age to dance. It is never too late to start such a fun and valuable form of exercise and creative expression! As you can tell from these pictures, dance has been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember. The image on the left was taken of me at my very first ballet studio. The one on the right was shot in 2019, when I performed with Ballet Wyoming while anchoring for CBS.

Technology Changes the Restaurant Industry

August, 30, 2023

For this national report, my goal was to learn how technology is changing the dining experience. I filmed at seven different restaurants in three diverse regions. I experienced servers ranging from a maître d’hôtel managing the staff in an elegant dining room to a robot delivering drinks to customers while their dinners sped along a conveyor belt and stopped in front of them. That was a first for me! It was also the first time I created motion graphics from scratch for my story.

Pivotal Moment for Southeast Asia’s Youngest Country

May, 21, 2023

Votes are being counted from a once-in-a-generation election as Timor-Leste, southeast Asia’s youngest country, waits to catch a glimpse of its future. This tiny maritime nation with rich natural resources improbably gained its independence 21 years ago after over 400 years of foreign occupation. In the final years, the occupiers were so brutal that one-fourth of the Timorese were massacred. Still, the survivors fought on and obtained their freedom.

In this report, I explain how they did it, what has happened to them since then, and what is at stake in the election. This includes an exclusive interview with a UN representative who barely escaped with her life after overseeing the freedom election, and returned to help the Timorese establish their new nation. She provides photos that she took then, which have never before been broadcast. This report also includes an interview with a young Timorese leader who grew up during that final bloody occupation.

The A-Team of Super Bowl Riggers

February, 11, 2023

The countdown to Super Bowl LVII is about to reach its crescendo. Football fans are cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs, but the team I am rooting for is my brother Clay’s crew of SkyCam riggers. Since last Thursday, they have been at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, preparing to televise the game. People who do this type of work are professional-level rock climbers. The beautiful bride in this photo is Clay’s wife, Rosie. She is also an expert rock climber, and teaches at a high school in Park City, Utah for winter-Olympic athletes.


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