I grew up in Lexington, Ky., and went to journalism school at Ernie Pyle Hall at Indiana University Bloomington. My articles, essays, and commentary show that the range of what I write about is extremely wide. One of my themes seems to be writing about situations where there is something great at stake. I consistently strive to immerse myself in unreported worlds. I work in multiple formats: print, public radio, Web, and video. I also write and consult for corporate and nonprofit clients.
Awards and things like that include being honored by the Society of Professional Journalists in northern California for outstanding journalism and a screenwriting residency at Yaddo. One of my public radio essays is featured in the book This I Believe: Life Lessons (Wiley). (The essay, about an unexpected encounter with a grieving thief, was also featured on the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM.)