I write for ParentMap with an emphasis on arts and cultural events for families. A complete list is here, but these are some of my favorites:

How I became an airfare ninja, October 2016

Why you should take your kids to the opera, October 2016

Living (and Thriving) with Cleft Lip and Palate, September 2014 (October print edition)

11 Music Apps and Online Music Enrichment for Kids” for, September 2013

The Littlest Yogis: How Kids Are Mastering Meditation and Downward Dog” for ParentMap (print and online), February 2013

I write about the law for Avvo, but I promise Avvo Stories is not dry or boring. Some examples are below, but you can find a complete list here:

The right to protest our national anthem, October 2016

Is graffiti art? Or is it vandalism?, December 2015

Segregated housing is alive and well, December 2015

Is marijuana subject to open container laws?, November 2015

My writing on indie and pop music is on Three Imaginary Girls and NadaMucho. I’ve made complete lists here and here, but these are some of the best bits:

Imaginary Interview: Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, March 2016

Hard Listening: The Greatest Rock Band Ever (of Authors) Tells All”  July 2013

Better Than Something: Jay Reatard” March 2012

I also write about heavy metal. Most of that writing is here on this blog, but there are a few other examples:

What We’re Reading: Choosing Death” for Bookslut Blog, October 2013

Things You Might Have Missed: Skalmold Born Loka Review” for, January 2013

An NCS Interview: Skalmold” for, December 2012

An NCS Interview: Gone Postal and Svartidaudi” for, December 2012

An NCS Interview: Sólstafir’s Guðmundur Óli Pálmason” for, December 2012

An NCS Interview: Birgir Thorgeirsson (Kontinuum)” for, November 2012

An NCS Interview: Beneath” for, November 2012

An NCS Interview: Angist” for, November 2012

Be’lakor – Of Breath and Bone Review” for, June 2012

Fallen Divine – The Binding Cycle Review” for,  November 2011

You may have noticed that I’m rather interested in Iceland.

Artificial Daylight” August 2013

Made in Iceland VI” June 2013

Imaginary Interview: Valgeir Sigurðsson” November 2012

Imaginary Interview: 1860” November 2012

Imaginary Interview: Asgeir Trausti” October 2012

I wrote about opera, books and family-friendly arts for Culture Mob when it still existed. I’ve compiled a complete list, but these are some of my favorites:

Seattle Opera Opens in Blockbuster Style with Turandot” September 2012

Interview: Vincent Lam’s ‘The Headmaster’s Wager’ is a Different Kind of War Story” July 2012

An Appraisal of Kelsey Parker’s ‘For Sale By Owner‘” March 2012

Morning Glory Drag Brunch” February 2012

Here are some links to other work:

Understanding the Fine Print on Historic Homes, for Zillow Porchlight, August 2016

The Risks of Building in a Historic District, for Multifamily Insiders, June 2016

Help for the Self-Employed: How to Set up and Fund Your Own Pension  for Business Town, May 2016

Should Education Standards Vary by State? for, March 2016

Liliane’s Balcony by Kelcey Parker” for Bookslut, September 2013

Inside Trash – King County Solid Waste Division Newsletter” Summer 2014

Sound Off! Starts With a Glittery Bang” for Vera Project Blog, February 2013

MakiManga is Hard Core Cute” for Ibuki magazine (page 27), March 2012

King County Solid Waste Division 2010 Annual Report” June 2011

Little Treasures Newsletter for Families With Children From China-NW, January 2011

Little Treasures Newsletter for Families With Children From China-NW, May 2010

Little Treasures Newsletter for Families With Children From China-NW, September 2009

“Consider Special Needs Adoption” for Adoption Today, August/September 2007

Auroville’s Experiment in Human Unity” for Transitions Abroad, January/February 2007

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