My Portfolio

While PhAze 2 is my primary writing platform, I do have a lot of other writings out there on the vast web.  Feel free to check out my published work below!  The headlines link to the sites on which these pieces first appeared and this page will be updated as more of my writing is published.

I also have several webpages sitting around collecting dust.  BwFreelance is my professional blog that attempts to sum up my creative experience and skills, but hasn’t really been updated since I graduated college.  Visual Critique is a Facebook page that served as the “visual essay” for a mid-term project for my visual rhetoric class while Sine Dicendo was my final project for the same class (I got an A+ on both, whoopeee).

SHORT FICTION

The Line

The Short Vine Literary Journal:  Spring 2013

The line is long.  Too long.  The length alone is horrifyingly absurd.  I can’t tell if I’m closer to the front or the back — I can’t see either from where I’m at.  And I still don’t know where the line is going, what purpose it serves, or why so many people decided to join it.  I only know it’s the longest line I’ve been a part of and more than anything I want to discover where it leads.  The uncertainty surrounding it is a source of annoyance and anticipation; evoking curiosity and provoking insanity simultaneously.  But even worse than the uncertainty surrounding the line is the sharp stone in my shoe that constantly wedges itself between my toes or stabs through my heel.

I first noticed the stone two hours ago and it has tormented me ever since, taunting my every step and mocking me for taking another.  I want to take it out of my shoe but I can’t remove the stone and stay in line, it’s one or the other.  The line was in motion when I joined it and it hasn’t stopped yet, so the only way for me to take the stone out of my shoe is to step out of the line.  But countless people have joined the line after I did, so if I step aside I’ll lose my place.  And if I lose my place I may never be able to join the line again — people keep jumping on the end and now it extends beyond my vision, so this may be the only chance I have to be in it.

But the stone is irritating.  It jabs and lacerates my foot with the same spiteful fury that the uncertainty of the line jabs and lacerates my mind.  But I must keep walking.  The stone is tormenting me now, but if I step aside the mystery of the line may torment me forever…

NON-FICTION ARTICLES

Cliftones Unite Cultures, People

The News Record:  March 12, 2013

Ohio’s self-proclaimed “original roots-reggae band,” The Cliftones, strive to transport Jamaican flavor to Cincinnati while bringing people from different cultures together in a musical celebration of life, liberty and love…

Bowie Returns with Variety, Emotion

The News Record:  March 10, 2013

David Bowie’s first album in 10 years blends morose and manic themes in an artistic portrayal of the ups and downs of life. “The Next Day,” Bowie’s 24th studio album, delivers a complex and theatrical sound sure to please fans new and old…

Murder by Death to Showcase Album

The News Record:  February 12, 2013

With a musical style rooted in Americana and blues, Murder by Death’s sound is not what one would expect from its name…

UC Faculty Awarded Research Grants

The News Record:  February 3, 2013

Faculty members from the University of Cincinnati are utilizing awards to further innovative research.

Twenty faculty members were recently presented Faculty Research Grant Program awards to fund research projects in various academic fields ranging from physics to philosophy…

’43’ Provokes Perverted Humor

The News Record:  January 30, 2013

The stars came out swinging in a hilariously offensive comedy that somehow made it past the Federal Communications Commission and into theaters…

‘The Hobbit’ Impresses, Leaves Audience Anticipating Trilogy

The News Record:  December 28, 2012

“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” takes place 60 years before “The Lord of the Rings” and brings fans back to Middle-earth for the start of an adventure promising to make for an epic trilogy…

Lecture:  Preserve City’s Historic Buildings

The News Record:  October 24, 2012

University of Cincinnati Sustainability hosted a lecture focused [on] preserving historic Cincinnati buildings in UC’s MainStreet Cinema Wednesday…

SGA Seeks Explanation for Williams’ Payment

The News Record:  September 19, 2012

The University of Cincinnati Undergraduate Student Senate met Wednesday to discuss the severance offered to Gregory Williams, former University  of Cincinnati president, following his resignation…

Enjoy nostalgic slice of ‘Pie’

The News Record:  April 22, 2012

The entire cast from “American Pie” comes back for a slightly funny and depressing reunion that hardly lives up to previous films in the series…

Hill, Tatum team up for wild adventure

The News Record:  March 25, 2012

“21 Jump Street” is an outrageous adventure that redefines the high school experience, making it a movie comedy fans won’t want to miss…

Prescription drug abuse major killer

The News Record:  March 1, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim there is a new epidemic sweeping across America and, unlike H1N1 or the West Nile Virus, and [sic] is part of an $800 billion global industry.

The epidemic in question: prescription drug overdose.

For the past decade, the death toll from prescription drugs has been on the rise and is steadily climbing, according to the CDC…

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