I write like it’s my job. Here’s a list of top clips.
“Where the Wild Kids Are,” — For San Francisco Magazine, I covered an East Bay wilderness skills camp teaching kids the original STEM curriculum, May 8, 2017.
“Stop Teaching Girls to Code” — Kids under 10 should be playing outside instead, May 10, 2017.
“Cultural Factors Complicate Zika Prevention in American Samoa” — reporting on the prenatal health crisis in the American territory, Nov. 23, 2016.
“Establishing the Rule of Law in a Country Where Justice Hardly Exists” — reporting from Haiti on an innovative law school working to improve the rule of law, April 22, 2015.
“Can This Google Glass App Help Kids With Autism?”— The startup Brain Power aims to treat children who have trouble with social cues and eye contact with a revival of Google’s wearable device, September 11, 2015.
The Kalliopeia Foundation created Beyond Prison to feature innovative correctional practices that transform suffering into opportunities change. I reported on the Insight Garden Program at San Quentin prison. The project was nominated for a Webby award in 2016.
“An Interview with the Lyn Ulbricht, Mom of Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht” — Ulbricht’s intrepid mother is making media appearances, fundraising, and educating the public about the issues in her son’s case, August 15, 2015
“MediCal denies access to now-basic genetic tests” — The moratorium on accepting new labs forces patients in the state of California to be treated with 1990s technology, August 20, 2014.
“The Water We Eat: An Infographic” — Why don’t we just grow food where the water is plentiful, and stop growing it where it’s dry? Take those villainous almonds, for example, which consume a gallon of water per nut… April 29, 2015.
“Confessions of the Crowdsourcers” — Design is not a contest, except for when it is. Contests “amateurize” the profession, says AIGA, December 2015.
“Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege?” — An increasingly diverse group of participants has transformed debate competitions,
April 16, 2014.
“A New Smartwatch Detects Seizures and Emotional Stress” — Dr. Rosalind Picard has developed a wearable with EDA sensors to provide reliable warning for seizures in some epileptic patients, June 4, 2015.
“Digital Overload?” — Designing Calm is a graduate course at Stanford’s Institute of Design and part of an emerging field that seeks to alleviate stress by embedding mindfulness into the devices that pervade contemporary life, July 20, 2012.
“After the Revolution, arts bloom in Tunisia” — With increased freedom of expression, every art form in the North African country has seen a profusion of new creativity, from contemporary art and theater to popular music and rap, February 9, 2012.
“How Far Apart Should You Space Your Kids?” — Everywhere I looked, moms talked about the lower marginal costs of having more kids, November 8, 2012.
“Primal Time: How Green is the Caveman Diet?” — In a nutshell — and nuts are key here — primal living is popular. But is it green? I tried out the diet and attended PrimalCon in an effort to find out, July 2, 2012.
“Cover Feature: Toxic Art” — On shelves, in studios, and at schools, art supplies containing toxic ingredients pose risks to human health and the environment, March 23, 2011.
“Give me that new old religion: when design thinking enters the synagogue” — A portrait of The Kitchen, San Francisco’s Jewish life startup, posted on Re:form, the Medium channel sponsored by BMW, October 22, 2014.