General-Interest Stories

I continue to publish many stories, especially profiles, which 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:

East Bay Holiday Hops for Diablo Magazine (Nov. 2023).

Wineries of the Rich and Famous for Venu magazine (July/August 2023: pp. 27-29).

How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today for (Jan. 30, 2023).

Bikeable Neighborhoods in Not-So-Bike-Friendly Cities (Jan. 17, 2023).

Art in the Heart for Marin Living (September 2022: PDF at pages 48-51).

A New Home is in the Works for Marin Shakespeare Company for Marin Living (June 2022).

Artist David Huffman’s ‘Traumanaut’ Exhibit at MoAD for Marin Living (May 2022).

The Airlines with the Most Delays for (April 9, 2022).

Felecia Gaston is on a Mission to Instill Pride in Marin City’s Youth for Marin Living (April 2022).

Art & Soul: 4 Artisans, 4 Countries, 1 Vision for Ensemble Vacations (Spring 2022).

Accessory Dwelling Units are Booming in Marin for Marin Living (March 2022).

Hanson of Sonoma: A Family Distillery for Marin Living (December 2021).

Elk Activists Protests in Point Reyes National Seashore for Marin Living (December 2021).

Sailing the South as a Shipboard Nurse for Scrubs Magazine (Oct. 21, 2021)

Politics with your Coffee? for the Fortune magazine website (March 9, 2020).

The World in a Box (computer education program in Nepal) for Stanford Magazine (February 2020).

Vineyards of Dreams for the Nob Hill Gazette (September 2019).

Bay Bosses for the Nob Hill Gazette (June 2019).

Packing School Lunches That Kids Love for (December 2018).

Dogs in Marin for Marin Magazine website (August 2018).

Boat Sharing for (April 25, 2018).

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

Story on a sustainable farming organization on (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).