One sunny morning in the autumn of 1988, the mind of an introverted student at a Florida high school was ignited with an idea. At the time, he could never have foreseen its scalability – and certainly not its endgame three decades later. Originally conceived as an ironic twist on televangelism for a project in […]
The enchanting Emmylou Harris and the late Gram Parsons once beautifully sang, among other things, about what some may have hoped for in a certain dark hour. While people today may not specifically wish for the vision and speed that the duo sang about in that particular tune in 1974, we are all hoping for […]
Links to some videos published on Facebook that I conceptualized, shot and edited: Recently published website content and marketing blog posts that I’ve created can be found here: http://www.paradigminteriorsllc.com http://www.greentownflooring.com http://www.carpetmartandmore.com http://www.townsquareflooring.com http://www.wallacebaxter.com http://www.wallacebaxter.com/category/blog/ Other content samples I’ve created, including feature stories, business profiles and landing page copy for businesses in various verticals are […]
“I figure I might be able to find it on a night like this when the moon turns everything silver, and the evergreen trees look like they’re covered in tinsel.” W.P. Kinsella, The Valley of the Schmoon October 1, 1970 was one sad day. Not in a tragic, end-of-the-world sort of way, but the […]
August 16, 1920 It was a hot one out there at the Polo Grounds. The stinging heat of the late summer day sliced right through the heavy wool uniforms we were wearing, soaking them with sweat and dirt until we felt like buttered toast. It was the top of the fifth inning. Boy, those damn […]
The following is non-edited, curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on 2/21/19 (print version 2/12/19.) ORIGINAL: https://www.theherald-news.com/2019/02/08/few-details-exist-about-first-joliet-vs-cubs-game/aqzgk92/ The year 1875 fell in the middle of a renewal period for America. The Reconstruction Era was in full swing, and the nation was rebuilding itself in a time of business, industry […]
The following is curated content from an article I wrote for the Joliet Herald-News, published on June 28, 2018. ORIGINAL: http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/06/22/joliet-versus-the-chicago-white-sox-108-years-ago/aikfglm/ The Joliet Jolly-Ites played the Sox in 1910 at Dellwood Park By KEVIN TRUSTY June 28, 2018 Photo courtesy of Reno Caneva, author of the book “Dellwood Chronicles.” Part one of our Locals […]
The following is non-edited, curated content from a story I wrote that appeared in the Joliet Herald-News on March 21, 2018. ORIGINAL: https://www.theherald-news.com/2018/03/19/cubs-visit-to-rivals-park-in-1920-was-marred-by-stabbing/ajuc6wc/ Joliet was a happening place nearly a century ago. With burgeoning local businesses and a strong sense of civic pride, plus the bonus of being a just short train ride to […]
This is the excerpt for a featured post.
In the years before he became the near-mythical Yankees’ slugger he is known for, Babe Ruth was a terrific pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.