Tuesday, July 16, 2019


I've had some happy success with my freelancing recently. Here are a few articles I've been excited about in the last year or so. And yes, I need to blog about our most recent Paris trip, but in the meantime here is my piece about being there watching Notre Dame burn, a shock --and a sight I could've never predicted.

Our view of the fire, very soon after it started

Washington Post
"I Watched Notre Dame Burn"

This is the fence of St. Julien le Pauvre, referenced in the article,
that people were stuck behind

Rolling Stone:
"What Happened After Jonestown? In the wake of the mass suicide in 1978, friends, family and survivors had to face the aftermath of Jim Jones's cult."

The Millions:
"Death and the Poet: Inside the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast"

Oakland Magazine:
"Pixar’s Inside Out Is a Love Letter to Kids: Pixar’s latest delights with runaway emotions"

The Monthly:
"Donner Dinner Party: An Underappreciated Oakland Author Reports His Take on an Unusual Evening"

Diversity Woman Magazine:
"Ditch Your Comfort Zone: Traveling to a destination with a new mind-set can lead to the most rewarding vacation of your life"

The Writer Magazine:
"Keep your plot threads under control: When it comes to adding significant plot lines to your novel, you don’t want too many, or too few"

Parents Press Magazine:
"The Wide World of Birthday Traditions: In many ethnic communities, birthdays are celebrated with a lot more than cake and candles:"

Oakland Magazine:
John McCrea and Cake:

Sac News & Reviews:
Profile of Christian Kiefer: