Samples

Cancel The Apocalypse

People want to know how to  “fight” climate change. One way is to put capital into funding climate adaptation initiatives.

Broadcasting Arcana — The PSA

Home is Where the Light Gets In

Three photographers try to capture the concept of home as part of an exhibit curated by the Bay Area nonprofit, Photo Alliance.

Gaming the Grid


Energy startup Ohm Connect turns the electricity bill into a gaming challenge.

Pension Fund Balks at Fossil Fuels Divestment

San Francisco’s pension system avoids kicking the big oil habit.

Can Fast Fashion Find its Moral Fiber?

Today, the fashion industry is in a phase of rapid evolution, as young designers distance themselves from unsustainable practices and develop new fabrication methods.

Discovering Our Inner Scientist

A look at what can happen when we put scientific inquiry into the hands of the people.

SEED — Connections Between Food and the Natural World

As infrequently as seeds are the subject of dinner conversation, without them, we are nothing.

How Many Have You Watched?

The long-awaited sequel to An Inconvenient Truth is just the beginning of these love letters to the planet.

California Takes a Pummeling

California’s size and wealth makes it the sixth largest economy in the world. But how does it measure up in Washington?

How Teachers Sell to Students

Daniel H. Pink reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country and looks at how the field has evolved.

Changing an Impoverished View of Learning

can-kids-be-taught-persistenceResilience is the fundamental quality we should be teaching kids. Persistence and grit are the biggest indicators of student success, says author Paul Tough in his profile of “How Children Succeed.”

That Time Obama Ratified the Paris Agreement

Obama’s green legacy — an artifact of American democracy.

Selected Writing

2015-2012
Unsentimental Education
In the Future We Will Drive Teslas
Can Gamers Add to Our Collective IQ?
The Innovation Engine
Alleyoop Releases New STEM Program
How Children Succeed
Summer Projects: Mind/Shift education technology blog
Awesome Outdoor Ideas: Mind/Shift education technology blog

2012
Insiders Guide to the Academy of Sciences
Q&A with Po Bronson, author of NurtureShock
Nursery School: Bay Area Gardening Red Tricycle

2008
Southern Exposure: Incubator of the Arts [DC Arts News]
Myca the Twin Peaks Coyote A story of urban wildlife [Glen Park News]

2006
From Noise to Signal A seismic humming and what it could mean for the Earth Sciences community [Berkeley Science Review]
On the “Death of Environmentalism” [Berkeley Ecology Center’s Terrain Magazine]
The Last Refuge of Democracy The “State of the Cinema” address at the SF International Film Festival
Agent of Change [Terrain Magazine]
A Brain of Solid Popcorn: Women in the Motion Picture Business
Seed Magazine The 50th Anniversary issue of DNA’s discovery
On Intelligence San Francisco Bay Guardian

2002
Streaming Media Steps up to the Plate Major League Baseball’s video on demand site
Form, Function & Emotion Inside the Philosophy of Frog Design
Building an Online Exchange
Wired “Street Cred”

1990s
Elliot Smith interview Speak Magazine Spring
Pavement Turns a Corner San Francisco Chronicle
No Depression Americana music magazine