November 19, 2013

Realtors who go the extra mile

With the housing market tightening in many areas of the country, real estate agents are going above and beyond the call of duty to compete for clients. That's the subject I explore in my latest story, published at Check it out by clicking here.

November 10, 2013

This is not your father's grocery store

My newest write-up required me to visit a Mariano's Fresh Market grocery store, which left me with a positive impression for more reasons than simply the free samples.

Click here to read the story, published in the current issue of CSP Magazine, which explores how the upstart chain is poised to expand and thrive in the Chicagoland market--especially considering that rival Dominick's is preparing to depart.

November 4, 2013

Score the basket

With the holiday season soon to begin, now's the time to start thinking about gift buying for friends and loved ones. A popular choice for many shoppers is a gift basket, which allows you to customize a package of goods based on the recipient's tastes and personality. Choosing the perfect gift basket is the topic I tackle in my newest story for The Costco Connection magazine. Read it by clicking here.

November 1, 2013

Warming up to cold-blooded critters

In my newest column for Pet Age Magazine, I examine the benefits of socializing snakes, lizards, turtles and other reptiles for easier handling and better pet-owner interaction. Click here for the story.