General-Interest Stories

I continue to publish many stories, especially profiles that are outside of my specialties of travel and active sports. (A favorite sub-specialty: profiles of charity founders.) Here are some of those that can be found online:

Boat Sharing for aarp.org (April 25, 2018).

Photographer/Conservation group matching platform for the Sierra Magazine website (March 2018).

Story on a sustainable farming organization on ensia.com (Aug. 17, 2016).

Repurposed forts for The Wall Street Journal (July 2, 2016).

Profile of Heidi Kuhn, founder of an international mine-removal charity, in SUCCESS MAGAZINE (Jan. 2015).

Profile of the founder-director of a pioneering after-school program in FAMILY CIRCLE (Sept. 2014).

Profile of AmaWaterways executive Kristen Karst in PORTHOLE CRUISE (Dec. 2013).

Story on great pipe organs in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE Travel section (Dec. 2011).

Profiles of Bay Area Iranian-Americans, which appeared in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (July 2007).

My essay on my grandfather living through the 1906 earthquake in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (April 2006).

My feature on Bay Area B&Bs that specialize in hosting weddings for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (January 2006).

My feature on Bay Area outdoor wedding venues for the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (June 2005).

My SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE profile of a former Microsoft executive who founded Room to Read, a charity that builds school libraries in villages abroad–winner of the 2005 ASJA “Arlene Award” for stories that make a difference. (The story generated more than $100,000 in cash and in-kind contributions by readers.)

My profile of Daniel Ellsberg, which appeared in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE MAGAZINE (February 2004).