This is a sample of some of my professional work creating blog posts for my employers. Read the summaries below and click the links to see the guides where they are posted online. Please be aware that I am only claiming credit for the written copy on any pages outside of this website. Design work, photography, and coding was done by colleagues as part of a collaborative effort.
Celebrating Kleen-Rite’s 60th Anniversary
This blog post recounts the history of Kleen-Rite Corp. Car Wash Distributor to celebrate their 60th anniversary. Learn about the folks who started the company and why the business has been successful. Published May 30th, 2019.
The Basics of Buying Spray Guns
Spray guns are an important tool at self-serve car washes. This blog post discusses some of the finer points of high-pressure spray guns, focusing on what attributes an owner should focus on when buying new guns. Published January 17th, 2019.
What Makes it a Genuine Panama Hat?
The process of making a genuine, traditional Panama straw hat is tedious and requires the work of skilled artisans to complete. This post takes an in-depth look at this classic straw style that true hat lovers consider some of the finest headwear in the world. Topics include: history of the Panama hat, the step-by-step process of crafting a Panama hat, where Panama hats are made. Published March 19, 2017.
Throwing a Kentucky Derby Party
The Kentucky Derby is not just a sporting event, it’s a reason to do some serious partying. This blog provides some tips on how throw an excellent race day shindig. Topics include: food and drink to serve, games to play, and what hats to wear at a Kentucky Derby party. Published on April 24, 2017.
A Look at the Hats in HBO’s Westworld
Westworld is a popular HBO show based on a 1973 movie by the same name. The show has already gained a following due to its complex writing, intriguing themes, and respected cast. Topics include: A brief summary of Westworld, how hats are used as symbols in the show, Ed Harris, James Marsden, and Jimmi Simpson. Published on January 22, 2017.
Prince Recognized by The Headwear Association
Prince was posthumously named “Hat Person of the Year” for 2016 by The Headwear Association. This blog post discusses the details of how he won and provides a brief reflection on how hats fit into his unique style. Topics include: Prince, The Headwear Association’s annual “Hat Person of the Year” award, purple hats for sale on hats.com. Published January 8th, 2017
Hip Hop Up Top: Hat Fashion in Rap Today
This blog post discusses some of the top names in hip hop today, and the hats that they prefer to wear. Topics include: the movie Straight Outta Compton, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Kalifah, Tyler the Creator, and A$AP Rocky. Published on September 25th, 2015 on hats.com.
14 Hats From Dumb and Dumber
This blog was posted right before the weekend that the anticipated Dumb and Dumber To was released. Done in a listing, countdown style, it points to fourteen distinct moments in the original Dumb and Dumber movie where characters wore hats. Topics include: the giant cowboy hat, the limo driver hat, the tuxedo-matching top hats, and the infamous trucker hat worn by Sea Bass. Published November 11th, 2014 on hats.com.
The Best Hat Episodes on Seinfeld!
A fun discussion of the classic show, this blog talks about episodes where hats played a key part in the plot. Topics include: Elaine’s Baltimore Orioles cap at the Yankee game, George’s fur Russian sable hat, and the iconic Urban Sombrero. Published February 3rd, 2014 on hats.com.