As a journalist, I've written on climate, environment, and culture for a decade, including eight years at the digital magazine Grist. My work has been recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors, Society of Professional Journalists, Online News Association, and Institute for Nonprofit News, among others. I'm now writing a novel on the ruined environment, angry teenage girls, and murder.
Essays, cultural commentary, personal service writing, advice, longform reporting, explainers, video hosting — honey, I've done it all. Read and watch my favorites here.
The culture of American consumption, the mythology of American self-sufficiency, Appalachia, non-peaceful protest movements, nature tourism, the reuse economy, and almost everything about country music