Sunday, March 9, 2008

A Little Background

Nature, environment, energy, food, wine, health, business, travel, and transportation: those are the topics I've been writing about since the late 1970s. My byline's appeared in a variety of periodicals including the Boston Globe, Keweenaw Now(online), Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Sonoma Index-Tribune, Upper Peninsula Post, E Magazine, Grist Magazine(online), Northern Lights, Orion Afield, Urban Ecologist, Utne Reader, Wild Earth, and others. I'm also the author of Divorce Your Car! Ending the Love Affair with the Automobile, and have published a smattering of poetry and short prose in west coast literary periodicals -- but the latter are topics for different blogs. This one features non-fiction, and ranges a bit into my teaching, speaking, and editing.

Lately, I've written a lot about climate -- and yes, global climate
is changing. Check out my series on climate change in the Lake Superior basin, which won the 2007 Science Journalism Award for Online Reporting from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The series appeared last spring and summer on the terrific local news site, (now You'll find links to the three articles in the series on the right side of this page.