Portfolio

Personal & Political Essays | Arts & Culture Reporting | Science Writing | Commissioned Book Reviews | Promotional Blog Content | Past Personal Projects

Personal & Political Essays

 "Song of Myself" May 6, 2017

"Song of Myself"
May 6, 2017

 "The West v. The West" Apr 10, 2017

"The West v. The West"
Apr 10, 2017

 "One Week Under Trump" Jan 27, 2017

"One Week Under Trump"
Jan 27, 2017

 "What's Next?" Jan 22, 2017

"What's Next?"
Jan 22, 2017

 "Earth Wars: Rogue One and the need for a New Hope" Dec 24, 2016

"Earth Wars: Rogue One and the need for a New Hope"
Dec 24, 2016

 "On America's Greatness, or, Why I'm With Her" Nov 2, 2016

"On America's Greatness, or, Why I'm With Her"
Nov 2, 2016

 "A Dictatorship Would Be Easier" The Policy Jun 8, 2016

"A Dictatorship Would Be Easier"
The Policy
Jun 8, 2016

 "Blonde, Brown, Bloodied" May 10, 2016

"Blonde, Brown, Bloodied"
May 10, 2016

 "The Original Radioactive Desert" Apr 7, 2016

"The Original Radioactive Desert"
Apr 7, 2016

Arts & Culture Reporting

 "Rare Helen Hardin Show Coming to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center" Native News Online Jul 31, 2017

"Rare Helen Hardin Show Coming to Indian Pueblo Cultural Center"
Native News Online
Jul 31, 2017

 "Felix Vigil, Meditations on the Journey" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Jun 26, 2017

"Felix Vigil, Meditations on the Journey"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Jun 26, 2017

 "Behind the Scenes at Marla Allison's Studio" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Feb 17, 2017

"Behind the Scenes at Marla Allison's Studio"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Feb 17, 2017

 "Elizabeth Medina's Zia Pottery" Jan 16, 2017

"Elizabeth Medina's Zia Pottery"
Jan 16, 2017

 "Erik Fender's San Ildefonso Pottery" Jan 9, 2017

"Erik Fender's San Ildefonso Pottery"
Jan 9, 2017

 "Robin Teller's Isleta Pottery" Jan 2, 2017

"Robin Teller's Isleta Pottery"
Jan 2, 2017

 "Meet the Artists Behind the Cups" Dec 12, 2016

"Meet the Artists Behind the Cups"
Dec 12, 2016

 "The Mixed Media Magic of Fernando Padilla, Jr." Shumakolowa Native Arts Jan 12, 2017

"The Mixed Media Magic of Fernando Padilla, Jr."
Shumakolowa Native Arts
Jan 12, 2017

 "George Toya: A Pueblo Prayer" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Oct 31, 2016

"George Toya: A Pueblo Prayer"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Oct 31, 2016

 "Season of the Buffalo" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Oct 17, 2016

"Season of the Buffalo"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Oct 17, 2016

 "Pat Pruitt: The Art of Light at 1,064 Nanometers" Aug 1, 2016

"Pat Pruitt: The Art of Light at 1,064 Nanometers"
Aug 1, 2016

 "The Remarkable Runners of Jemez" Jul 18, 2016

"The Remarkable Runners of Jemez"
Jul 18, 2016

 "Depicting a Culture That Is Not Yours" May 22, 2016

"Depicting a Culture That Is Not Yours"
May 22, 2016

 "Sherman Alexie Talks Radical Happiness" ABQ Free Press May 20, 2016

"Sherman Alexie Talks Radical Happiness"
ABQ Free Press
May 20, 2016

 "Objets Nucléaire: The Art of Abbey Hepner" ABQ Free Press Apr 20, 2016

"Objets Nucléaire: The Art of Abbey Hepner"
ABQ Free Press
Apr 20, 2016

 "Giving Ballet a Whirl at Keshet" ABQ Free Press Apr 6, 2016

"Giving Ballet a Whirl at Keshet"
ABQ Free Press
Apr 6, 2016

 "French Fusion Invades Downtown" ABQ Free Press Mar 9, 2016

"French Fusion Invades Downtown"
ABQ Free Press
Mar 9, 2016

Science Writing

 New Mexicology: a blog about the high, dry, vibrant, prickly, quick-footed, stellar science of New Mexico.

New Mexicology: a blog about the high, dry, vibrant, prickly, quick-footed, stellar science of New Mexico.

 "The Moon, Mars, and New Mexico" Apr 18, 2016

"The Moon, Mars, and New Mexico"
Apr 18, 2016

 "Great Balls of Fire" Apr 7, 2016

"Great Balls of Fire"
Apr 7, 2016

 "It's Pronounced /Yoo'fälejee/" Mar 17, 2016

"It's Pronounced /Yoo'fälejee/"
Mar 17, 2016

 "Dark Secrets of the Cryptobiotic Crust" Jan 26, 2016

"Dark Secrets of the Cryptobiotic Crust"
Jan 26, 2016

 "Hot Air Doesn't Rise" Jan 14, 2016

"Hot Air Doesn't Rise"
Jan 14, 2016

 "Keep Calm and Accelerate Erythropoeisis" Jan 5, 2016

"Keep Calm and Accelerate Erythropoeisis"
Jan 5, 2016

Commissioned Book Reviews

 "High Hopes for Historical Fantasy" GeeklyInc Dec 10, 2015

"High Hopes for Historical Fantasy"
GeeklyInc
Dec 10, 2015

 "One Jo Moonbeam on a Whole New Moon" GeeklyInc Nov 18, 2015

"One Jo Moonbeam on a Whole New Moon"
GeeklyInc
Nov 18, 2015

 "The Unloved Ungeheures Ungeziefer" GeeklyInc Oct 31, 2015

"The Unloved Ungeheures Ungeziefer"
GeeklyInc
Oct 31, 2015

 "Some Memory Thieves Just Want to Play the Flute" GeeklyInc Oct 9, 2015

"Some Memory Thieves Just Want to Play the Flute"
GeeklyInc
Oct 9, 2015

 "Revenge of the Gunslinging Rodents" GeeklyInc Sep 28, 2015

"Revenge of the Gunslinging Rodents"
GeeklyInc
Sep 28, 2015

 "Urban Fantasty Gets Funny" GeeklyInc Sep 21, 2015

"Urban Fantasty Gets Funny"
GeeklyInc
Sep 21, 2015

Promotional Blog Content

 "Two New Exhibits, One Grand Opening" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Apr 3, 2017

"Two New Exhibits, One Grand Opening"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Apr 3, 2017

 "Plant a Seed in Our Resilience Garden" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Mar 20, 2017

"Plant a Seed in Our Resilience Garden"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Mar 20, 2017

 "Pueblo Bread, Fresh from the Oven" Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Dec 19, 2016

"Pueblo Bread, Fresh from the Oven"
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Dec 19, 2016

 "Kayaking the Grand" 30 Days of Grand Rapids Aug 24, 2015

"Kayaking the Grand"
30 Days of Grand Rapids
Aug 24, 2015

Past Personal Projects

 Master's Thesis, Grand Valley State University "Religion, Science, and Truth in the Human Experience: Poetry as Living Synthesis in Walt Whitman’s  Leaves of Grass "

Master's Thesis, Grand Valley State University
"Religion, Science, and Truth in the Human Experience:
Poetry as Living Synthesis in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass"

 Graduate Dean's Citation for Academic Excellence for Outstanding Master's Thesis Apr 2017

Graduate Dean's Citation for Academic Excellence for Outstanding Master's Thesis
Apr 2017