Music Writing in “Riff”

Lately I’ve been doing some writing for a Bay Area music website. Here’s a roundup of some of the coverage.

“Kingdoms of the Border” published in Full Stop Quarterly

An essay of mine on the work of Mexican novelist Yuri Herrera called “Kingdoms of the Border” was published in the most recent issue of Full Stop Quarterly.

Short story “Bangr” published in Catamaran

Santa Cruz quarterly Catamaran has published a short story of mine in their Fall 2017 issue. The story, called “Bangr,” is a satirical-but-plausible chronicle of the design of a dating app in the fiercely competitive, everyday dystopia of present-day San Francisco.

Short story “Sir” published in Crannóg 46

My short story “Sir” was published in Irish literary journal Crannóg, Issue 46 (Winter 2017) – my first print publication outside the United States.

Student Homelessness Package for EdSource

I put together the web presentation for an EdSource special report on student homelessness. The five-story package includes a map and audio story, and weeks of on the ground reporting and data analysis to bring urgent news on how the housing crisis in California is being felt by the most vulnerable: youth, students and the poor.

What Muay Thai Teaches You About Feedback

When someone’s leg is flying at you, it’s important to feel like you can trust them. At the Muay Thai gym in Oakland I trained at for over a year, I learned that feedback is all-important.

My New Tech Blog – Forwardslash

It’s a hybrid of the code-focused developer notebook a lot of programmer blogs consist of, and a notebook for where tech intersects with other things, like visual art or music.

Back in the U.S.A.

At the beginning of this month I landed back in the U.S. after two years of living abroad, in Oaxaca, Mexico and Berlin, Germany. Bringing the adventure to a close was bittersweet. It was hard to be sure when the right moment was for it to end, but I’m so grateful I had these experiences, and I’m also glad to be back.

Hearing View Rheinau

Hearing View Rheinau documents the creation of a sound installation in Switzerland where textures from four seasons on the Rhine were meticulously captured.

Erroll Morris Deciphers Donald Rumsfeld

Morris is putting a microscope on the kind of false logic that should raise our bullshit alarms the next time we hear it.