Category: Online Publishing

When the Call Came

In 17 years of writing for marine magazines, I’ve rarely had the chance to craft a story like this one that Yachting just published. I’m so thrilled to share it here. Originally, this was supposed to be a much shorter piece, maybe 500 words…

Two Award Nominations from the Dog Writers Association of America

I’m humbled and honored to share the news that my book The Dog Merchants has been named one of four finalists for Best Reference Book of 2016 in the Dog Writers Association of America Writing Competition. It’s also a privilege to have one of…

More Cute Puppies! Promo Video for My New Site, DogMerchants.com

Booking Yachts with Bitcon

This special report for Yachting magazine about the growing use of bitcoin in the yacht marketplace is one of the most interesting topics I’ve had the opportunity to write about in a long time. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I…

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…

Closing in on 500 Friends—with the Potential to Reach Nearly 200,000

My dog is closing in fast on having 500 Facebook fans, most of whom I’ve never met. Some of them are as far away as India and Sweden, where I’ve never been and don’t know anyone. This would seem strange if not for the…

My Dog Will Soon Have More Facebook Friends Than I Do

As I mentioned last month, I recently signed a deal with Barron’s Books in New York to write “Little Boy Blue: One Puppy’s Great Escape.” It is the story of a wonderful puppy I adopted into my New Jersey home about a year ago,…

CharterWave Readership Reaches about 6,500 Per Month

I am pleased to announce that the average number of unique visitors who are now checking out my website CharterWave every month is about 6,500—the highest total since the site launched back in 2006. Now, while 6,500 monthly visitors may not sound like a…

Ghost Blogging

I’ve been blogging daily since October 2006, when my site CharterWave went online. I also blog once or twice a month on this resume website, and I write an online column for Boats.com. All of this online work has helped me to understand things…

CharterWave Wins Again!

This morning at the Miami International Boat Show, the professional group Boating Writers International announced the winners of its 2010 journalism contest. My website CharterWave earned second prize in the category for original online content. Last year, CharterWave took first prize in the same…

Establishing a New Facebook Boundary

My early-January computer hard drive problems extended to my Blackberry late last week. While I was able to repopulate my decimated Outlook address book with contacts imported from my smart phone, I somehow also managed to restore most of the Blackberry’s original factory settings…

Charter Index, Now Online

I recently took on the freelance role of editor at Charter Index, a quarterly business-to-business publication serving the global yacht charter industry. Previously, Charter Index was a catalog of data and information about yachts. My task is to incorporate true editorial content that appeals…