I'm a freelance writer

based in Washington, D.C., but I travel wherever the story takes me.

I write about …

Travel

from a shrinking globe …

Food

from around the planet …

Environment

and the natural world …

News

and politics …

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The Last of the Arabbers

EATER.COM As he leads a painted horse cart brimming with oranges and bananas and peaches past housing projects and boarded-up buildings, B.J. looks like the king of West Baltimore. Friends shout his name, grasp his hand, lean over to share hugs. He greets, chats, and... read more

Rescue Day

BETHESDA MAGAZINE A silent killer turns a day of celebration into one of the biggest emergencies the B-CC Rescue Squad has ever faced. ∞ Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Chief Ned Sherburne awoke around 6 a.m. at the squad station, where he had spent the night, as he... read more

Mall of the Future

  BETHESDA MAGAZINE Malls are dying. So why is this one thriving? ∞ On a May afternoon at Westfield Montgomery shopping mall, a group of teenagers with shopping bags races across the tile floor before deflating into chairs by the escalator, checking their... read more

Jumping the Velvet Rope

I have been starstruck as a journalist only once. Working as a reporter in Aspen gives even rookies a chance to brush up against A-listers they probably wouldn’t run into as cub reporters in Poughkeepsie. I interviewed politicians I admired (and those I... read more

Down on the Farm

BETHESDA MAGAZINE Students who graduate from Bethesda’s Walt Whitman High School, where SAT scores are typically among the highest in the county’s public schools, often end up pursuing jobs in high-paying careers after college. Greg Glenn had a different idea: He came... read more

Baseball with Mister Way

THE RUMPUS The boys were raised in little wooden houses with palm frond roofs, some of them, and floors of dirt or concrete, lit by oil lanterns. The electric lights that glittered on the sequins of nightclub dancers in Havana didn’t reach the poor here, eight miles... read more

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