I am a writer, editor and journalist. Welcome to my virtual reality experience.
I write about American politics, culture and sometimes corduroy. I spent my twenties working as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor and glorified ski bum in the Intermountain West. I eventually joined the coffee shop circuit as a freelancer and have contributed to Harper’s Magazine, The Daily Beast, TheAtlantic.com, The Believer, Esquire.com, Politics Daily, The Mountain Gazette, The Boise Weekly, The Sun Valley Guide, Saveur, Sunset, The Huffington Post and The New York Times. For fun, I wrote a book about international beard and moustache competitions before facial hair was hip. I have done a bit of radio and TV and have a knack for debate prep. I can do a respectable white clam sauce.
Here are some stories I wrote about tacos, Newt Gingrich, morel mushrooms, states’ rights, Rupert Murdoch’s lost wedding ring, and Neko Case. One day, I will write a single kaleidoscopic vision quest about all of these things.
For a full trove of my scribblings, please go here.
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