narratives & essays

partially built Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station

A Nuclear Energy Meltdown Scrambles Southern Politics

Sierra September 2018 Read online
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Making the Best of Fearing the Worst

Considering the power of negative thinking... The Washington Post, June 2008 Read Online

Charlotte, N.C.’s Identity Crisis

Charlotte’s anxiety about the banking debacles isn’t just about the thousands of bank jobs here, but the loss of our identity. NPR.orgFebruary 2009 read article


They had just taken off on their honeymoon flight when one engine blew. Reader’s Digest April 2004 read article

Commentary: A Plea for a Better Childcare Tax Deducation

NPR’s “All Things Considered”, January 2002 Listen Online
School Bus

Commentary: On Busing

Longing for the day when it will be easier to answer the question, “Where is your child going to school?” NPR’s “All Things Considered”, February 2001 Listen Online