Category: Good Guys

Why it Pays to Have Smart Guys with You in The Matrix

Earlier today, I received an unsettling call from one of the longtime advertisers on my website CharterWave. He had just hired some web-security snoops to look around his own site, and they found strange patterns in some CharterWave URLs. Even though the CharterWave site…

An ASJA Award, and a Truly Rewarding Moment

I recently hopped on the train into Manhattan for the annual conference of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. I’m a longtime member of ASJA as well as a volunteer on the contracts committee, and the conference is always a bonanza of networking…

2 Weeks, 2 Dogs, 2 Wonderful Homes

It’s been exactly two weeks since I returned from North Carolina, where I was reporting for my book “Little Boy Blue: One Puppy’s Great Escape.” On my way out of the county where Blue was found—where the shelter has a 95-percent kill rate and…

Citi Cards Fraud Protection: Creepishly Effective

I received a robo-call around 6 o’clock last night from the computer at Citi Cards fraud protection. It said the company had seen some unusual activity on my credit card account and asked me to call immediately. I dialed and got to a human…

Eat, Bark, Bid

Lulu’s Rescue, the Pennsylvania-based group that helped to save my pup Blue from a gas chamber in North Carolina, is having its biggest-ever fund-raiser on July 16. “Eat, Bark, Bid” will include live and silent auctions, a catered dinner by renowned chef Max Hansen,…

All Hail the Geek Squad (and Maybe the Blackberry People, Too)

On December 31, my hard drive ate itself. A virus tore into the deepest recesses of my computer, obliterating everything from my book proposals to my list of business contacts. Yes, I had serious virus protection on the computer. No, I hadn’t backed up…

Wishing Good Luck to BoatingLocal.com

From January 2004 through January 2010, my articles and photos appeared regularly in a perennial award-winning magazine that was first called Offshore, and later called Northeast Boating. The magazine was the essence of everything that a great regional title should be, offering boaters from…