Here is a sampling of my latest stories. 
(Note – stories might be behind a paywall.)

A few topics among the many that I have either spotted or written up for the Globe’s Express Desk:

We tried Tom Brady’s TB12 workout. Here’s what it was like

Where in the world is Santa Claus? It depends which online tracker you’re following

This was the most popular name of the decade in Massachusetts

Here’s why people are reacting so viscerally to the ‘Grace in Boston’ Peloton commercial

How the new law banning cellphone use while driving in Mass. affects you

A Mass. bill up for a hearing today would make saying the ‘B’ word a fineable offense

Jennifer Lawrence is getting married in Rhode Island this weekend

What is known about the ‘unimaginable’ deaths of a family of five in Abington

‘I’m friends with George Bush’: Ellen DeGeneres defends sitting with Bush at Cowboys game

Rihanna visited The Pour House in Boston 3 times over the past 2 days

8 interesting things we learned from Mark Zuckerberg’s leaked audio

7 key takeaways from the memo on Trump’s call with Ukraine’s new president

Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain plans to close, sell liquor license to Davio’s

Barack and Michelle Obama are reportedly buying a Martha’s Vineyard mansion

Elizabeth Warren met her doppelganger in Minnesota Monday night

Retired Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic

9 ways Sunday’s ‘Game of Thrones’ was foreshadowed — and hints on how the series could end

We talked to the Brandeis employee who came within $18 of ousting James Holzhauer on ‘Jeopardy!’

Here’s how the nationwide college bribery plot worked, according to officials

Bob Woodward tells Stephen Colbert how he got sources to talk for his book ‘Fear’

Apple unveiled three new iPhones today. Here’s a look at what’s new

In Times op-ed, Trump staffer claims administration officials are trying to thwart president’s agenda

Five of the most powerful quotes from Joe Biden’s eulogy for John McCain

US Senate unanimously passes resolution affirming the press ‘is not the enemy of the people’

More than 300 newspapers join Globe effort on freedom of the press editorials

‘I will never drink Sam Adams beer again!’ Somerville’s mayor fumes at founder’s praise for Trump

How did 12 boys and their coach survive in a Thai cave for more than a week? Experts weigh in

Alan Dershowitz laments being ‘shunned’ on Martha’s Vineyard

On her way to border, Melania Trump wore jacket that said: ‘I really don’t care, do u?’

Sarah Sanders got into a heated fight with reporters over kids being separated from parents at the border

For sale in Melrose: An uninhabitable, fire-ravaged home — for $650,000

Here’s what body language experts are saying about the Trump-Kim meeting

Southwest apologizes after Cal coach questioned while flying with biracial son

He mistook the island of Jersey for the state of New Jersey. So residents crowdfunded a visit for him

Who the heck is Boston Marathon runner-up Sarah Sellers, anyway?

Here are the most interesting things Obama said in his secret MIT speech

Photograph shows Trump’s talking points for listening session on gun violence: ‘I hear you’

Michael Felger on Roy Halladay’s death: ‘He got what he deserved’

People are posting ‘me too’ on social media to show how widespread sexual harassment is

Six things Trump probably shouldn’t have said about Puerto Rico while in Puerto Rico

A woman in Scotland paid just $61 for her flight to Crete — and ended up getting the plane to herself

Photos show Christie lounging at N.J. state beach closed due to government shutdown

All the ways Taylor Swift is throwing shade in her new music video

So about that bombshell casually dropped on ‘Game of Thrones’ . . .

Red Sox fan struggles with poncho, announcers can’t keep it together


Some stories I wrote as a community reporter for The Boston Globe:

Statue of sleepwalking man triggers controversy at Wellesley College

Watertown man had front-row seat to shootout with Boston Marathon bomb suspects

In Boston Marathon explosion aftermath, chaos, worry, and frantic calls home

A morning’s calm is shattered in Newtown, Conn.

Patriots’ Aaron Hernandez reportedly questioned in death investigation

Neighbor says he tried to help alleged murder victim of Jared Remy

Watertown residents know their town best: A post-Marathon profile of Watertown, Mass.


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