About Me

I am a writer based in Seward, Alaska. This is my portfolio page and all-around digital archive. I like that one song by Toto. I hate Earl Grey with too much bergamot.

Since late 2017, I have been the sole reporter for the weekly Seward Journal, which serves Seward and the surrounding area. I am, to my knowledge, the only full-time reporter on the eastern Kenai Peninsula. (My wife is the only pediatrician.)

I have contributed to Public Books, This Land, Inverse, and the New York magazine blog Bedford & Bowery. I got my start as editor of the University of Tulsa Collegian and at the Bigheart Times, a newspaper in Osage County, Okla., now sadly defunct.

While in graduate school, I founded the New York Transatlantic, an online publication dedicated to European history, politics and culture as seen from New York City.

I received my Master’s degree in Journalism and European Studies at New York University in 2017. I also hold degrees in physics and philosophy.

My Work

recent news articles

Governor Walker Defends Record in Seward Visit Seward Journal 2018/10
Council Pushes Investigation of Fraud, Defamation Seward Journal 2018/10
Candidate Ran Unlicensed Rental Seward Journal 2018/09
City Legal Fees Remain at Record Highs Seward Journal 2018/09
Finance Director Accuses Council Member of Past Fraud Seward Journal 2018/09
Police Forcibly Stripped Woman Convicted in Assault Case Seward Journal 2018/08
Seward City Manager Walks off the Job Seward Journal 2018/08
City Manager Resigned—Then Got Offer to Stay as Assistant Seward Journal 2018/08
City Puts Up $1.3 Million for CT Scanner Seward Journal 2018/08
After Controversial Executive Session, Council Accepts Manager's Resignation Seward Journal 2018/07

other journalism

Couple Gave 30 Years to Local Emergency Services Seward Journal 2018/09
Dog Got Help for Unconscious Owner Seward Journal 2018/09
Officers, Inmates Run Side by Side at Spring Creek Seward Journal 2018/08
War in the Hospital, War on the Page New York Transatlantic 2017/03
In New York City, a Search for Answers for Europe New York Transatlantic 2017/02
The Hard-Fightin’, Hard-Tumblin’ German Gymnasts of 4th Street Bedford & Bowery 2017/01
The European Union Doesn’t Exist! New York Transatlantic 2016/11
The Green Glacier This Land 2016/02

essays & book reviews

Against Cuteness: ‘Bambi’ at 90 Public Books 2018/08
Modernism, Heal Thyself Public Books 2017/09

interviews

Gov. Walker: ‘Bullish on the future of Alaska’ Seward Journal 2018/04
Jiří Pehe: The Man Who Left the Castle to Get Out of the Kitchen New York Transatlantic 2016/09