Author: Natalie

You never can tell…

When an editor asked me to write about an upcoming sale of furniture designed by Wharton Esherick, I thought it would be a throw-away story. I had never heard of Esherick. I had no idea what kind of work he…

Katharine Drexel, two ways

As a freelancer, it’s great to be able to pitch a story on something I’ve already written about to another publication. Late last year, The Daily News here in Philadelphia asked me to write a piece about Cordelia Frances Biddle’s…

Fun features

One of the best things about my job is the variety. I’m a regular contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s feature section. This week, you can read my story about Jersey, a therapy dog on staff at Drexel University. Other recent…

Legacy.com’s “The Recipe Vault”

A new feature on Legacy.com is “The Recipe Vault,” which asks food folks to share a recipe that has reminds them of someone they’ve loved and lost. My first one featured Dan Pashman, host of WNYC’s “Sporkful” and author of…