I've written press releases for Stanford and Michigan State University (MSU), tech articles for Intel, and good old fashioned news and feature stories for The Dallas Morning News (as the last intern on the science desk before that section of the newspaper went *poof* in 2004) and other publications, including a slew of tech trade publications. For more than a year I wrote the a best practices column for Software Test & Performance magazine, which is funny since I can barely handle HTML tags. I've occasionally ghostwritten for smart PhD-types for various niche and mainstream media outlets, including the Detroit Free Press and Scientific American.

My favorite stories through the years: a look at ethical issues surrounding DNA analysis of famous (or infamous) historical figures, including Jesse James (DMN, 2004); a brief history of Buckminster Fuller in St. Louis, which included a whacked idea to build a mile-wide dome over East St. Louis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 2004); Michigan's efforts to get a handle on an outbreak of bovine TB a few years back (Futures magazine, 2005); and MSU's successful bid to land a new $550 million dollar physics facility (MSU Today, 2009). Okay, so these last two suffer from MSU triumphalism. This probably was unavoidable since I was shilling for the university when I wrote the articles, which appeared in MSU publications.

Someday I'll get around to the making more sense of my time at MSU. Backstories for some of what I wrote for the Green & White include an exploration of the weird sociology of depressed rural areas of the Upper Midwest during deer hunting season (Q: what do you get when you combine guns, booze, prostitution, an overpopulation of deer and an underwhelming amount of common sense?) or physics funding in the United States (Q: what do you get when you combine university egos, a local community that's enthusiastic but somewhat daft about what happens in a physics lab, a single state economic recession that won't end and the tantalizing prospect of landing a big science project that will bring as much as a billion dollars to the region in the years to come?). Someday, but not now.   

All I can muster at the moment is a poorly organized and incomplete sampling of what I've written so far (more to come).

 

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