I am a reporter and editor, and this is the website I made for you.
I write about American politics, culture, Western issues, and sometimes corduroy. I spent a decade in central Idaho, reporting news and sports at a scrappy small town paper, editing magazines in a resort community riddled with economic uncertainty, and teaching skiing to the sometimes-well-behaved children of privilege. I have since joined the freelance circuit and have contributed to Harper’s Magazine, The Daily Beast, TheAtlantic.com, The Believer, Esquire.com, Politics Daily, The Mountain Gazette, The Boise Weekly, Saveur, Sunset,and The New York Times. I wrote a book about international beard and moustache competitions before facial hair was hip. I have done a bit of radio and TV, have a knack for debate prep and can do a respectable white clam sauce.
Here are some stories I wrote about how Katy Perry’s cleavage relates to the national media, why the legalized slaughter of wild bison doesn’t make everyone happy, the time I sat next to my Internet troll on a flight to Tampa, and why the NRA recruits women.
For a full trove of my scribblings, please go here.
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