My Portfolio

A sampling of some of my work.

Here are a few links to some of the pieces I’ve written for newspapers, webzines, and various websites. To learn more about my editing work or curriculum and corporate writing check out this page.

Harry Houdini and Pittsburgh: The Ties that Bind

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“At the beginning of the 20th century, when possibilities seemed limitless, Harry Houdini achieved the impossible… While the industrial world grew, the great escape artist captured the national imagination.” Read on…

The Retirement of a Gen X Gamer (My 8-Bit Childhood)

Pop Matters

“I’ve reached the end. No more resets. I’ve hit that power button off for the last time and am walking away from the games. After more than a quarter century as a gamer, this Gen Xer is hanging up the controller for good.” Read on…

The Undead Guide to Killing Your Blog

ProBlogger

“Are you unintentionally killing your blog?” Read on…

Putting Some Pop in Education

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Clay Morgan has a message for his fellow teachers: Use pop culture to connect with students. It’s not ‘dumbing down’ — it’s reaching out.” Read more…

Run For Your Life: Faith in a Zombie Culture 

Patheos

“The official is ripped like an MMA fighter and paces through smoke pouring from a dark tunnel where hundreds of people are crammed, preparing to rush from the gate and run for their lives.” Read more…

16 Reasons to Love or Leave Canada

IronicMom.com

“The following are actual facts as I understood them during my elaborate preparation for the single most tiresome class I’ve ever been asked to teach. This preparation included forcing myself to outline the most boring textbook ever written by a human.” Read more…

The Boy Left Behind at a Funeral Home 

The Daily Retort

“My family accidentally left me at a funeral home when I was four years old.” Read more…

A Writer’s Life

MelissaTagg.com

“Oh who am I kidding? This job is TOUGH. It’s like this…” Read more…

Jesus, Zombies and Witnessing Death 

ShawnSmucker.com

“I never thought I would see anybody die at work. I’m a college teacher, so it’s not like I’m a doctor or a cop or anything. But on student survey day, I found myself in a life-and-death situation.” Read more…

Faith of The Walking Dead 

Ministry Matters

“How would you view God if the world as you knew it ended? Have you been there? AMC’s popular show The Walking Dead introduces a group of characters wrestling with the Almighty in a world overrun by the living dead. Even if zombies aren’t your thing, the angles of personal faith in the show are compelling.” Read more…

The Pain of Resetting: Loving Your Novel Even When It Hurts

Kristen Lamb’s Blog

“A few years ago I busted my hand while packing our vehicle for departure. Not good. We were about leave for a 25 hour drive to Florida, and I was scheduled to be behind the wheel for approximately 25 of those hours.
Extra not good.” Pain more…

8 Bible Characters to have On Your Zombie Survival Crew 

The Burning Hearts Revolution

“It’s the obvious question that apparently no one is asking. If you were alive during the time of the Old and/or New Testament and faced an uprising of the undead who would you want on your zombie survival crew. It’s high time we figure this one out. FOR HUMANITY’S SAKE.” Read more…

The Death of Death 

Ministry Matters

“Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and undead creatures appeal to us because eternity has been set in our hearts. Our limited minds aren’t able to comprehend infinity, yet humankind has long been obsessed with immortality. We feel that there’s something beyond this existence. A person’s soul, spirit, essence, or whatever we want to call it must live forever.” Read more…

A Real Fantasy Football Team

Meet the Buttrams

“When I was a kid I use to lurv getting up on Thanksgiving morning to watch the Macy’s Parade in New York City while fighting with my sisters over who would have to clean the most dishes seven hours later.” Read more…

Lessons for Christians from the Occupy Movement

New Life Cal U

“Okay, quick free association. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the phrase Occupy Wall Street? What kind of images pop into your mind? I’m wondering how many people think of ignorant protestors instead of social and economic inequality or educational services.” Read more…

What are You Building?

Christian In The Rough

“Somebody recently asked me to name something I know way too much about. The first answer that came to mind was “ways to not succeed.” Read more…

Propaganda Porn: The Grisly Side of Facebook

Ministry Matters

“If someone manipulatively shows gruesome images for a cause I support I am saddened and ashamed.” Read more…

My Big, Fat Greek Penance: Mamma Mia! 

Thoughts Appear

“I’m about to watch the worst movie of all time. There’s a trailer for a Beethoven the dog movie, and I’m actually sad that I’m not watching it instead.” Read more…

Interview With Author Clay Morgan 

Randomly Chad

“When did you know that you were interested in writing, and was there anyone that stands out in your memory who encouraged you to pursue it?” Read more…

 

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