I've had a pretty diverse career. To wit:

I've written plays off and on since college, but they are my primary focus now. Honors include a Roger L. Stevens Award from the Fund for New American Plays, Participant at the Summer 2018 and 2019 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensives, and semifinalist for the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, among others. (See Plays)

As a journalist I've covered a wide range of subjects, and my work has appeared in an equally wide range of newspapers, magazines, and websites -- from science/technology journals

to political/cultural publications.  A partial list: Smithsonian, Daily Beast, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Nature, Air & Space, Newsday, Variety, Washingtonian, American Film, Backstage, Playboy, The Christian Science Monitor.

 

Features,  profiles, hard news stories, arts criticism, media criticism, travel pieces, investigative articles, and more: I've written them.  I'm the recipient of a Society of Professional Journalists Dateline Award. (See Articles)

I'm author of one book, co-author of another, both of them nonfiction. One is on the state of the nation's war on drugs and its effects, the other about a mass murder in Occupied Japan and its lingering aftermath. (See Books)

I also play a pretty decent blues guitar.

I live in Northern Virginia with my wife Nancy and our gang of rescue dogs. As someone I know has often said of his own family, "They are the center, and the center holds."

About to go snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez, off the Baja California peninsula. January 2017.

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