Sprinting Downcourt to the High Life
LeBron James’s Experiences Inspire “Survivor’s Remorse”

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Soccer as Spectacle in the Pacific Northwest


In Which I Write About “Witches of East End” For The New York Times

October 5, 2013

Elbowing Aside Zombies And Vampires

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Smash and Grab

September 3, 2013

So, where were we? Oh yeah, waiting out the winter in Los Angeles, planning to go north in the spring. I assumed the weather would be warm enough in March that, as a migrating beast,  I’d be able to head up the Pacific coast, towards San Francisco, then Oregon, then Washington and then, eventually to […]

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The West Coast Wintertime Going Nowhere Blues

July 29, 2013

So, where were we? Oh, yeah,  in Iowa,  knocking on doors to get Barack Obama re-elected and having surprisingly few slammed in my face. That was 9 months –three-quarters of a year – ago. If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter or even Foursquare– and really, why wouldn’t you? It’s free! – you […]

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In Which I Write About “Fruitvale Station” for The New York Times

June 28, 2013

A Man’s Death, A Career’s Birth

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In Which I Write about “Rock My RV” for TV Guide Magazine

May 23, 2013

Hell On Wheels, TV Guide Magazine, May 2013

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Swing State 2: The Loose Meat Chronicles

April 23, 2013

So, where were we? Oh yeah, waking up in Sioux City, Iowa  because there was a police officer pounding on the Traipsemobile door. It was 8 a.m. on a Monday, not my usual wake-up time. I’d fallen asleep around 2 a.m. in what appeared to be a nice quiet doesn’t-seem-illegal parking spot, not too far […]

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