The Day I Decided To Do Better

By |February 14th, 2018|Blog|

For the first few years of my freelancing career my business practices were a little bit of a mess. That's not quite right. My business practices were a total disaster. No surprise though, because like [...]

Stories From A Shithole

By |January 17th, 2018|News|

People aren't props. I had planned to post a different story today, but the news has caught up with me. Writing about tax collectors will have to wait. We need to talk about shithole countries. [...]


By |August 7th, 2017|Travel|

I came to Lima hoping to find a new side of the city. Cards on the table, I’ve never liked it here. That’s not to say I don’t like the people here. In fact, neighborhoods [...]

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A Handful of Quotes

By |April 27th, 2017|Travel|

I'm currently in Lima to report on many of the forgotten communities that live on the periphery of this wealthy South American city. (It is, [...]

Travel Bans and Super Bowls

By |March 22nd, 2017|News|

By now readers will know about President Donald Trump's travel ban and its follow-up. This executive order barred refugees from entering the country for three months [...]

The Tourism Trap

By |December 20th, 2016|News|

In the wake of thawing U.S.-Cuban relations a lot of ink has spilled about tourism on the streets of Havana. The chatter has only grown following Fidel Castro’s [...]

Running Like Hell From Dengue

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog|

So very many things scare me. Recently a colleague reached out to share the story she wrote about contracting dengue, or "breakbone," fever. (Jodi Ettenberg, of [...]

The Stories We Can’t Tell

By |October 5th, 2016|Blog|

The other night I had beers with our small foreign correspondents’ club here in Ann Arbor. It’s a who’s-who of writers guaranteed to make anyone [...]

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