• To Japan

    January 9, 2020 by

    I never planned to go to Japan. It wasn’t an accident, just somebody else’s idea. That somebody else is my daughter.

  • Searching for Shark Girl

    October 10, 2019 by

    It’s hard to say where stories come from. It’s a sort of archaeological game that we tend to play if we’ve ever taken a literature class and made the wildly speculative assumption that such origins exist. The online journal published my novella @SharkGirl79 earlier today, so I guess if there’s a moment to spend… Read more

  • Hope and resilience in Bangladesh

    April 18, 2019 by

    I expected to travel to Bangladesh to portray stories of climate victims. I expected to see a graphic illustration of a nation that is dealing with climate change problems that they had no hand in creating. I expected to see frustration and maybe even righteous fury. But instead, I found hope, grit and determination. When… Read more

  • Traveling cinema in Colombia

    September 8, 2018 by

    Do films actually matter? I spend a lot of time wringing my hands over this question, especially since I’ve committed so much of my life to making them. A recent trip to Colombia to screen our latest film provided some answers.

  • Three days in Chicago

    June 7, 2018 by

    “Make no little plans,” or so they say. This is your guide to spending three days in Chicago, featuring pizza, blues and architecture.

  • Losing Mesopotamia

    January 26, 2018 by

    The Iraq War, the Sixth Extinction and the lightning bolt that allowed me to appreciate contemporary art.

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