Other Writing

A compendium of freelance pieces

The Main In The Shoebox — Why We Write — Poets & Writers

Wild Victorian Ladies; women in the woods a hundred years before Cheryl Strayed- Catamaran Literary Reader 

The Haunting: A Conversation With George Saunders about Lincoln In The BardoCatamaran Literary Reader

A brief history of #vanlife and RVing – The San Francisco Chronicle

Vanlife is an escape for some, a necessity for others

Strange Brews

The Boy Scouts Will Now Allow Girls. Will It Kill The Girl Scouts? — The Washington Post 

How to Forestall Your Child’s Inevitable Misery at School, with Amy Ettinger — McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

When Camping Was Serious Politics — The Washington Post

Making National Parks More Expensive Will Only Make Them Whiter — The Washington Post

How Americans Got Over Their Fear Of Camping — The Wall Street Journal

Three people who helped America fall in love with camping — The Huffington Post

Force Of Nature: A Conversation With T.C. Boyle — Catamaran Literary Reader

A conversation with Toni Morrison and Angela Davis — UC Santa Cruz Magazine

These Walls Can Talk — UC Santa Cruz Magazine

The Remains of Tom Lehrer (rare interview with reclusive genius of musical satire)