The Hoose is Loose (again)

When I left the Athens Banner-Herald in December, I knew that I’d keep writing. I just didn’t know where.

I think this home will work just fine.

If you followed my column at the ABH, let me first apologize for the hasty departure. I’m not good with goodbyes.

I’ve been away from the paper for three weeks now, and I can’t say I miss it. Journalism and I had a great five-year relationship, but I never planned on marrying her. And when I left, I got to keep all of my stuff.

“Reporter” never quite fit me. “Writer” is more accurate. And I can be a writer without working in the media.

So what am I up to now?

All sorts of neat things, actually. I started my new career at Jackson Spalding Public Relations at the beginning of the year. I started out as a PR guy, and I’m glad to be back in the field.

I’m really happy to be with Jackson Spalding. Our office in the Bottleworks is powered by the energy of the folks who work there. Everyone I’ve met in Athens and Atlanta are truly top-notch. I hope to be here for a long time.

As the racing season creeps closer, I’ve worked out a deal with the good people at Raceweek Illustrated to become a regular contributor. I may also keep working with the Kirk May Racing team.

In the past few weeks, I’ve also written several new songs and started the “Power 90” exercise program. I feel fantastic — sore, but fantastic.

I plan to update this site at least once a week. If you liked my Sunday and Thursday columns, you’ll feel right at home here.

Thanks for stopping by.