There's a long-term book project I just can't seem to quit, and I am always writing for work, for personal exploration, and to share interesting things I find online.

My professional writing has appeared in Baltimore Magazine, the Detroit News, and other outlets. I have produced profiles, opinion pieces, and observations on technology, public policy, education, the humanities, and many things related to Baltimore.

I'm still a fan of ink-on-paper (as well as digital texts that can only be read in more than one sitting), so I have reviewed books for WETA's Book Studio, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. A member of the National Book Critic's Circle, my focus has been on nonfiction books on past and present culture, new media landscapes, education, and history.

Here are some highlights

  • "Second Life" – a profile of Chris Wilson, a social entrepreneur in Baltimore who rose from a prisoner serving a life sentence to college student to business builder.
  • Review: The Great War and Modern Memory
  • Review: The Case for God
  • Review: The Dark Side of the Left: Illiberal Egalitarianism in America
  • Religion and the Racist Right
  • Endangered Species