Ottawa Citizen Series
>> Israel Series
I was on assignment in Israel from Feb. 28 - Mar. 21, 2005, reporting on various stories for the Citizen. These stories have appeared in all parts of the paper: Front page, City, Tech Weekly and the Observer.
>> MT. EVEREST SERIES
I closely followed the drama of the Mount Everest expeditions of five climbers from the Ottawa area: Sean Egan, Shaunna Burke, Ben Webster, Larry Legault and Peggy Foster. In doing so, I filed 20 stories on the differing fate each encountered while striving to reach the highest point on earth.
I was assigned to write several obituaries and, oddly enough, found I enjoyed doing them very much. I treasure the opportunity to tell the story of a life lived and to speak to those who knew and loved this person most.
>> First Person
As a reporter I tend to shy away from writing in the first person. I feel it takes away from the story, distracting the reader and focusing attention away from the subject, where it belongs. There are those unique times, though, when I feel my voice has to be heard, or on those rare occasions when I indeed am part of the story.
- The lost promise of Gaza (July 28, 2005)
- Promoting U.S. idealogue tarnishes journalism group (May 20, 2005)
- Sean died while living his dream: ‘Mr. Egan’ soon became more than an interview subject (April 30, 2005)
- The day that changed me forever (January 22, 2005)