Environmental issues, music, movie and theater reviews, in-depth conversations with legends in jazz, interviews and personality profiles.

  • Start Me Up

    Crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter let everyman help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, from food trucks to films.

  • Shades of Gray

    Writer and performer Spalding Gray spent his early years in Rhode Island, a child of Christian Scientist parents. Like most children, he was preoccupied with the intricacies of his family -- and sex.

  • John DiDonna and Dion Leonhard

    A magically entertaining duo, these two artists are dedicated to instilling an appreciation of fine and new arts in the next generation.

  • Sonic Celebration

    Benoit Glazer and the Timucua White House have given us 15 years of beautiful music.

food writing

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    BBQ GUIDE: The best kinds of ’cue in Orlando and who is making them.

  • Chocolate Unwrapped: It’s the time of year when our thoughts turn to romance and chocolate

  • What Ales You? Orlando's Craft Beer Scene: Just in case you were wondering, the thirsty visitor to Orlando can find, without too much trouble, a few places to get a beer. Make that a lot of places. Orlando is alive with beers.

freelance writer

As a writer on assignment, I've traveled to Italy, Scotland, England, New Orleans, California and New York City, with a specialty on all things Orlando. Whether it's a story about Arts & Crafts houses in Florida or new styles in computers, a Mounted Police squad or alien abduction insurance, I've written it. Environmental issues, music, movie and theater reviews and in-depth conversations with legends in jazz. Interviews and personality profiles are my specialty.


My plays take place on buses and in bars, in hotel rooms and government offices, farmhouse kitchens and jazz stages. 43 productions and readings of my plays from coast to coast and in three countries since 2001; creator of House Theater Project and the year-long 13in13 series of shows. "Best local playwright: Joseph Hayes" - Orlando Sentinel

food writer

Florida Magazine Association Award winning food writer and Orlando restaurant critic. James Beard Foundation judge, knowledgable champion of world cuisine and avid advocate of undiscovered chefs. I can write about the front of the house of a restaurant as well as the kitchen with equal expertise. Founding member, goFLA/SunshinePlate Central Florida.

jazz producer

Producer of the Jazz On Edge series, spotlighting new and original jazz from Central Florida since 2008, showcasing the best that Central Florida has to offer in jazz to appreciative audiences, giving creative hometown and nationally-known musicians a place to perform their own music, without boundaries, in person and online. Chair of Alternative Programming, Timucua Arts Foundation.