"EVENTS OF THE PAST TWO YEARS HAVE VIRTUALLY DECREED THAT I SHALL WRESTLE WITH THE LITERARY MUSE FOR THE REST OF MY DAYS. AND SO, HAVING TASTED THE POVERTY OF ONE END OF THE SCALE, I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO DIRECT MY ENERGIES TOWARD THE ACQUISITION OF FAME AND FORTUNE. FRANKLY, I HAVE NO TASTE FOR EITHER POVERTY OR HONEST LABOR, SO WRITING IS THE ONLY RECOURSE LEFT ME." — HUNTER S. THOMPSON

For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to write. And for as long as I can remember, I've written — first in journals and school and journalism school; then for newspapers and magazines and other relics of reporting past; and now for websites and multimedia platforms and social outlets.

It's different now, and it's the same as it was then. It's still writing.

For the better part of a decade, I’ve served as Regional Director for the Gatorade Player of the Year Program on behalf of ESPN and USA TODAY in addition to contributing as a Boston Celtics beat reporter with WEEI.com and a content creator at Yahoo Sports. I'm interested in combining the analytical and creative nature of those positions to provide innovative coverage of sports, entertainment and popular culture.

I've been lucky enough to have my byline featured by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA TODAY, Yahoo, NPR, The Boston Globe, WEEI, Boston Herald and more publications I'm surely forgetting now that I've been doing what I've always wanted to do, for as long as I can remember.

And I can confidently say I've created my own luck, literally — literally.

I'll be luckier still if I ever get that novel published.

Ben Rohrbach