This DC Poet Was Once the USSR’s Biggest Kid Actor
Washingtonian, May 2022 How the son of a Black American found Soviet stardom.
"When a Quarry Closes, Can Its Damage Be Undone?"
Texas Monthly, May 2022 Aggregate mining in Texas yields billions of dollars but leaves behind a pockmarked landscape.
"Memory and Mythmaking"
Wilderness House Literary Review, Spring 2022 An essay about loving old buildings and dealing with mortality.
"Meet the Guy Who Bought Pat Sajak's Radio Station"
Washingtonian, February 2022 The price: $1,000 The future: uncertain
World War II Magazine, January/February 2021 Prince William Forest Park has 37 miles of hiking trails—and a secret OSS past.
"Parabon Labs is Having Huge Success Solving Cold Cases"
Washingtonian, January 2020
"A Beat of Her Own"
Virginia Living, December 2017 Defying expectations at every step in her career, Teresa Reichlen's path as a dancer has been anything but typical.
"Ten Facts about Joshua Tree National Park"
Mental Floss, September 2021 Joshua Tree National Park has always had a glamorous cachet—it is, after all, just two hours away from Los Angeles, so it's no surprise the park has a fascinating history filled with Hollywood-style drama.
"Crash Town U.S.A."
Virginia Living, August 2016 In Ruckersville, cars vie for the Academy Award of the automotive industry-- "Top Safety Pick."
"The Green Island"
Virginia Living, November 2011 A private-public partnership is working to protect the enigmatic swamp that has captured Virginians' imaginations for centuries.
"Swim Back in Time"
Virginia Living, August 2014
"Three Red Roses and a Bottle of Cognac"
Literary Traveler, 2009 Every year, out of a cold Baltimore night, in the dead of winter, a nameless man appears at the old Westminster Burying Grounds, places three red roses and a bottle of cognac on the grave of the cemetery's most famous occupant, and disappears as wordlessly as he came.
"In the Shadow of Ataturk"
Pology, January 2007 His face peers out from above my desk at work; he watches me in the bank line, following me on my daily errands. Ever since I arrived to teach and live in Turkey, I have felt the constant presence of one man, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey.