My time as a newspaper editor introduced me to the fascinating, dark art of page design. Each week, I’d tangle with Adobe InDesign and blindly toss around headlines and subheads, photos and big blocks of text and hope something would come together. I can still recall that first production day, using templates to lay out […]

All the years growing up in Western New York and not once did any of us ever consider getting out on the snaking Allegheny River that winds through town. Not once*. A paddle or even a swim might as well have been a bike ride to the moon. Yet, on this particular Saturday at least, groups […]