Some Kudos

Two magazine articles that I wrote in the past year were recognized with awards this week.

My feature on the Indianapolis Colts’ move from paper playbooks to iPads received an honorable mention in the profile category for the “Tabbie Awards,” given out by the Trade Association Business Publications International. And my feature on new U.S. Army communications technology was part of a special section that also won an honorable mention.

Very cool.

Some Good News

Is it December already? This year has zoomed by fast. Well, some good news: Last month, my story on the federal government’s effort to improve cybersecurity won a FOLIO Gold Eddie Award. It won for best single article in the business-to-business/government/public sector/education category. Here’s the link to the story.

The story is memorable to me for two reasons: I always enjoy learning about innovations or new concepts in technology and the U.S. Army, State Department, Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology gave great interviews to help me understand what they are doing.

And the second reason is that I finished the article immediately after a 12-hour flight to Europe. My daughter was studying abroad in Israel at the time. And she and I had decided to meet up in London during a break midway through her semester. I remember arriving in town a few hours before her. And that gave me enough time to check into the hotel and finish the story before heading back to Heathrow to pick her up. It was nice to wrap up all my deadlines in time to enjoy the trip.

Anyway, it’s always nice to get recognized for doing good work. 🙂


Hooray… for me!

I received a nice surprise from an editor in my morning email today. My story on the Dallas Cowboys’ new football stadium won a gold “Tabbie Award” for best profile. The award is from a trade magazine organization called the Trade Association Business Publications International.


Here’s the story.