As a storyteller and journalist I have covered everything from small-town city councils to big-city murder trials, technology to time outs, forest fires to county fairs, politics to pizza, development to growth to immigration to “women’s issues” to mountain goats, bridge construction to lesbian golf and everything in between. I have reported and written stories in San Francisco, Palm Springs, Seattle and too many suburbs. I have written film and theater reviews, personal essays, magazine stories and blogs.
I put my new work up on my Contently portfolio.
LinkedIn also has a good sampling of not only the content I have written, but the content I have directed, include many monthly issues of ParentMap, the Pacific Northwest’s leading family magazine.
A small sample of past stories by topic is below.
Cultural & Culture:
A White Mother Reviews ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Seattle Rep
A Parent’s Review: Seattle’s New Holocaust Center for Humanity
Religion vs. Spirituality: Which One Will Help Your Child Be Successful?
A New Holiday Tradition: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Village Theatre
The mother of reinvention: Returning to work after a parenting break
Social media bootcamp: Help for your digital self
Get out of that cow-print robe: Top 10 tips for working well from home
Five reasons to commit to an unplugged vacation
Bridge of bitter flames might not be the best exit strategy
Summer work attire: flip-flops, tube tops and Speedos, oh my
Personal brand plus consulting: a recipe for flex success
No free soda, sauna or shuttle, but what perks are you missing?
Should you venture into business with your valentine?
How playwright Emily Conbere makes it work
This theater is throwing you a life ring
Saying goodbye to Stowell & Sendak’s ‘Nutcracker’
Far-flung films: Start a foreign movie habit with your kids
An interview with Seattle playwright and mother Emily Conbere
Date night: ‘Bethany’
Theater Review: Fiddler on the Roof
Theater Review: Danny, King of the Basement
Theater Review: The Wizard of Oz
What ‘The Hunger Games’ can teach us about work
Theater Review: Seattle Children’s Theatre’s “The Cat in the Hat”
3-D printers: a maker family essential?
Drones without loans: Save money on the three hottest tech items this year
We need to get real about screens and kids
Someone you should know: Katie Headrick Taylor
Mom Has Homework, too?
Middle Magic: Why Middle School Is Cooler Than You Think
Weight worries and body-image secrets
Baby’s block: Mothering your muse and feeding your creativity after childbirth
Are we morally failing our kids?
The truth behind elementary school lockdowns
Better together: What happens when Grandma lives at home, Grandpa is ‘Dad’ and multiple generations parent everyone
Charter Schools in 200 Words
Must-reads from the parenting trenches
Education buzzwords and the new science of learning
Moms are taking back the holidays by taking on consumerism
Making milk on the clock? Know your rights
Digital privacy: Who is watching and tracking your kids?
Public pornography: Libraries under fire from parents
Character, grit, and why some kids succeed while others fail
Dear daughter: This dress code violates you
I didn’t have sex for a year and I’m still married
In place of a third child, a puppy
Back-to-school shopping: Step away from the glue gun, lady
My daughter almost drowned
No child left at home (not these kids anyway)
Do you have one of those kids?
Equal pay for equal work? Not yet
For Mothers Day, honor mothers by changing the workplace
Back-to-school shopping, Canuck style
Keep your binders and your flirting and give me equality
Crime and Breaking News:
Stolen Youth: Child sex trafficking on the streets of our cities
Pair plead not guilty in Carnation slayings
Son seeks estate of mother he killed
Chilling details on Carnation slayings of six
Man gets 30 years for 1978 murder of 15-year-old
Legal delays add to victims’ fears
Profile of Paul Clement
Competitive reporting at The United States Supreme Court
Q & A with longtime American Civil Liberties Union Legal Director Steven Shapiro
The proof is in the returns
Defense’s joys and Joy’s defenses
Neighborhoods and Community News
Rural rage festers in King County
Along the Way: From cow country to planned community, Highway 202 follows the path of progress
A towering new identity in Bellevue
Pushing for peace, aging with grace
Redmond teenager survives 8 days stuck in car wreck
Democrats making Eastside inroads
Environmentalists say Horn must go
Seven dancers cited for illegal behavior
Legislative races show 41st is a district in flux