Catalog of Lies Essay “But if you see it with your own eyes, then of course it’s real,” you protested as a teenager. This was before home computers, before Photoshop, before “fake news” and “deepfakes.” This was back when you thought facts were unmalleable. Now, you wonder what happens when you [read more]
Grist Essay Knowing your audience is a very tall order. If this were an article about craft, I’d tell you what advice I abide by and what I ignore. However, this is about getting creatively unblocked. So, I’ll tell you: ignore all of it. There are benefits to not knowing [read more]
Across the Margin Essay "I was not supposed to be in Manhattan that day, but I was. I remember fighter jets patrolling the air space over New York City, the enormous, frightening, rumbling wake from the jets sounding like another building toppling nearby. I had the impulse to duck whenever [read more]
I’m honored to have my essay “The Distraction of Conscience” in the Infinite Country issue of About Place Journal. It’s my take on what environmental recovery could look like.