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sunk costs

Tough choices in Richmond, where the Brazos River has flooded homes two years in a row.

a classroom at the edge of the world

"If you don't know what you're doing in Svalbard, Svalbard will kill you."

view from the top

"When the Space Station would fly over Texas, he would look up and wave and say, 'Hi, Mommy.'"

Minds on Fire

What happens when disadvantaged adults learn to read Shakespeare and debate philosophy?


I mostly edit other writers' stories at the Texas Observer, but I squeeze in a few of my own when I can. Read them here.

I've written more than 700 stories for the Alcalde website—see the most recent ones here. Among my favorite interviews: a dad on a mission, a pyro-trombonist, two kinds of beauty queens (deaf and scuba), the first female drummer in the Longhorn Band, a record-breaking marathoner, a blind chef, and a family that survived the Boston Marathon bombing.

ride like a girl

Women riders take the reigns in the macho world of charrería.

so you have a million-dollar idea

Experts reveal how to navigate Austin's booming startup scene.


Neil deGrasse Tyson is the face of science. But he says his success has nothing to do with UT.

through the unthinkable

The social workers who help the sickest children have one of the hardest jobs in the world.





VIDEO SCRIPTwriting, copyediting, and interviewing


I've also worked on a lot of:

  • Annual reports
  • Newsletters
  • Email marketing
  • Social media campaigns
  • Speechwriting