Like so many, I started my writing life as a bad poet in grade school. I got my first job at a web zine called “Addicted to Noise,” where I learned what any seasoned journalist knows, explosive candor makes great copy.
The more cantankerous the character, the better. My finest moment ended with a rock star shrieking at me that punk rock was nothing more than the victory of style over substance.
I moved onto writing case studies about design firms for trade publications like “The New Architect.” Eventually, I started to focus on content that conveys public information and parses ideas using brevity as a primary tool.
My diverse publishing experience includes writing very short film reviews for magazines like “Wired” and reporting for a KQED education blog “MindShift.”
These days, I think of writing as edification, both for self and others, and as PR for the best idea we’ve ever had: Science.
I tend to focus on subject matter related to energy and climate change. Highlights this year include a list-icle on “Eleven Climate Change Films to Watch in 2017.” I also had a colorful conversation with Obama’s science officer, Dr. John Holdren, on the subject of climate change doubters.
You will find these and more in the “Writings” page (link to your left).