My work has appeared in newspapers and magazines around the world,
including The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the
Washington Post, Inc., Fortune, the Times of London, the Guardian,
the Irish Times, the Sydney Morning Herald, the New Zealand Herald,
Asiaweek, Portland Monthly, and Willamette Week. Due
to the ephemeral nature of newspapering, I don't have electronic
versions of my older pieces, so this smattering will have to serve
for now. Please discount missing photos, garbled captions, awkward
formatting, and so on.
A hard place
The Bridgeview Program offers residents a slice of temptation.
Portland Tribune, March 11, 2008.
With 15% of sight left, mechanic makes good on life-long love.
Portland Tribune, March 11, 2008.
Residents of the Grove Hotel are prisoners of poverty.
Portland Tribune, January 22, 2008.
we hear on the street? A lot like our own
Review of Voices from the Street, by Jessica P Morrell
The Oregonian, May 20, 2007.
Rules of the
At least law-breaking officials respect the laws of economics
The Economist, May 5, 2007.
For millennia, the ancient language of the Wasco tribe echoed throughout
the Columbia River Gorge. Today, only three people in the world
speak it fluently. Can a onetime forklift operator and single mom
save it from extinction?
Portland Monthly, May 2007.
Psychiatrist Marv Seppala helps drug addicts and alcoholics thread
their way back to sobriety by leading them down a path to recovery
he walked himself.
Portland Monthly, April, 2007.
Drowning out the
Fifty years later, remembering the death of Celilo Falls.
Portland Monthly, March 2007.
A dose of
realism on vaccines
Review of Vaccine, by Arthur Allen
The Oregonian, February 18, 2007.
By any other
Euthanasia in Oregon: just don't mention suicide
The Economist, February 17, 2007.
Lock up your board games: computers are beginning to outperform
humans on every front.
The Economist, January 25, 2007.
Halfway through his term, can Mayor Tom Potter turn talk into action
before his time runs out?
Portland Monthly, January 2007.
Profile of Street Roots publisher Israel Bayer.
Oregon Business, January 2007.
Blood on the
Review of The Deschutes River Railroad War by Leon Speroff.
The Oregonian, December 17, 2006.
in the Slammer
Welcome to the Monkeyhouse.
Built to Last
Interview with Sir Walter Lindal.
Inc. Magazine, November 2006.
Whitewater legend Val Shaull is facing the toughest challenge of
his career: a 9-year-old girl named Jodie.
Portland Monthly, September 2006.
Mr. Yoshida's Rules
How well does karate work in the business world? Ask sauce boss
Oregon Business, August 2006.
Life and death on the Sandy River.
Willamette Week, July 2006.
Paiute artist Rena Beers weaves tradition into her cradleboards.
Travel Oregon, Fall 2006.
America's bike messengers are being pushed off the streets.
The Economist, June 2006.
The Fisher King
Guido Rahr is on a mission to save the world--one salmon at a time.
Portland Monthly, June 2006.
The Buck Stops Here
Soaring business costs in California were driving Buck Knives to
the brink. The company regained its edge by dismantling its factory--and
putting it back together 1,453 miles away.
Inc. Magazine, May 2006.
The Gamble in the
Two tribes battle for survival in the fight over the casino in
Portland Monthly, March 2006.
Criminals run free while a jail sits empty.
Wall Street Journal, August 4, 2005.
Scars Fade, Memories
Can survivors of torture recover from their traumatic memories?
Willamette Week, June 1, 2005.
Hell on Wheels
Guardians of morality, beware! You are about to be blindsided by
a madcap quadriplegic.
Willamette Week, March 9, 2005.
What the Bleep is
The sleeper hit of 2004 was inspired by a warrior-spirit from Atlantis
with a fondness for Twinkies. Seriously.
Willamette Week, Dec 22, 2004
Wrestling legend Dutch Savage still knows how to tie a reporter
Willamette Week, 11/10/04
Portland's leading devil dude philosophizes about good and evil.
But mostly about evil.
Willamette Week, 11/10/04
The Deadly Cure
State health cops investigate surge of methadone overdoses.
Willamette Week, May 28, 2003.
Crushed by Indifference
Homeless man crushed by trash compactor.
Willamette Week, Nov 27, 2002.
Who's gonna wind up with Reuben Lenske's millions?
Willamette Week, Nov 20, 2002.
Waterfront lockout pits shipping interests against the nation's
most powerful union.
Willamette Week, Oct 9 2002.
How the Homeland Security Act innoculated drug makers against autism
Willamette Week, Nov 27 2002.
Is medical marijuana real, or is it just a great way to get over
on the man?
Willamette Week, April 4, 2002.
is out There
Don't call them contrails--they're chemtrails, and they're part
of an interplanetary plot...
Willamette Week, Sept 26, 2001.
Hundreds of aspiring actors bilked out of thousands of dollars
as Caribbean dream dissolves.
Willamette Week, July 4, 2001.
How Treva Throneberry convinced the world she was a teenage runaway--again
and again and again.
Willamette Week, June 27, 2001.
Shutting off the
Portland’s Water Bureau cracks down on deadbeat ratepayers
Willamette Week, June 6, 2001.
Ex-dope fiends like Alan Levine may be Portland's strongest weapon
in the fight against the needle.
Willamette Week, December 5, 2000.
Cruising with the silicon pirates of Portland's dot-com elite
Willamette Week, August 23, 2000.
to the Dogs
They're cute. They're furry. They're taking over.
Willamette Week, July 4, 2000.
on Tract 86
Census workers steel themselves for their least favorite exercise--
counting heads in felony flats.
Willamette Week, May 10, 2000.
Man vs. Machine on the Checkered battlefield.
Willamette Week, April 5, 2000.
Profile of a high-class hooker.
Willamette Week, January 26, 2000.
Dwarf vs Dwarf
The Little People of America want respect--and they're fighting
each other to get it.
Willamette Week, June 6, 1999.
Psychiatric patients flex their political muscle.
Willamette Week, Sept 1, 1999.
Bridges are supposed to bring people together... aren't they?
Willamette Week, March 31, 1999.
A toxic plume of industrial solvent may have sickened thousands
of workers at a Beaverton toy factory.
Willamette Week, Jan 6 1999.
Health officials investigate outbreak of flesh-eating bacteria
among Portland drug addicts.
Willamette Week, Dec 22, 1998.
Welcome to the world of injury litigation, where every victim is
a suspect and every twinge has a price tag.
Willamette Week, Nov 13 1996.
faith of stoic witnesses to repression
Singapore cracks down on Jehovah's Witnesses.
Sydney Morning Herald. April 11, 1998
Human rights organization decries libels suits by Singapore politicians.
Sydney Morning Herald. Oct 17, 1997.
robes, a flash of colour
Kelly Tang's breakneck course in the Singapore legal system.
Unpublished. Sept 23, 1997.
in Singapore damages call
Prime Minister's lawyer requests aggravated damages for Jeyaretnam's
The Times of London. Aug 23, 1997.
QC blames leak on
Singapore ministers leaked police reports to the press, then blamed
opponent for damages, says lawyer.
The Times of London. Aug 22, 1997.
Where life passes in
Singapore takes steps to combat the highest level of myopia in
Asiaweek, Dec 1997.
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