Some writers are specialists and other generalists, but I consider myself both. I like to embrace topics I know nothing about because I’m curious. But it also helps me ask unbiased questions, which leads to a balanced story.
Of course I report on pet subjects, too. I love writing about the environment, education, anything connected to culture—or subcultures—and I’m an avid cyclist, which crops up in my writing. Human behavior fascinates me, too, because I am interested in revealing the deeper truth behind our actions.
To paraphrase the Pew Research Center, journalism is storytelling with a purpose and strives to make the significant interesting and relevant. That’s what I hope to achieve with my writing—to make what’s relevant interesting.
Here is a small selection of my work:
Facing the Past
(A-Mag) 16th-Century civic portraits illustrate the story of Dutch collective citizenship.» GO TO ARTICLE
MDMA Is a Lifesaver for Vets with PTSD
(Alternet.org) Veterans and therapists press the military to overcome misguided fears and opt for a drug policy that helps heal.» GO TO ARTICLE
Keeping it Sweet
(XM Magazine) The Dutch get hands on with chocolate» GO TO ARTICLE
Why working less is better for the Globe
(Alternet.org) How the planet is one of workaholism’s growing wounded.» GO TO ARTICLE
Riding to the Rescue
(Village Voice) European cycling activists campaign to free NYC cyclists» GO TO ARTICLE
World Wide Web-ucation
Putting Elearning to the Acid Test. (Linezine) Does online education really work?» GO TO ARTICLE
Swinging in the Rain
(Metroactive) In dating-dampened San Francisco, do women really need men ... or just an umbrella?» GO TO ARTICLE
Folks are lining up to bury the past.» GO TO ARTICLE