Inspiration is everywhere.
I found the inspiration for one of my most ambitious events while sitting in traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The events I've spearheaded are efforts to build community, to parlay my passion and access and connections into journalism that goes far beyond the printed page or a website.
That's the model for modern news outlets and companies: making meaningful connections with clients, readers, and customers in ways that set us apart.
Whether it's literal link-ups -- bridges -- or bonding with kids over showtunes, my journalistic approach is about making unforgettable connections. Here are four examples: