Since 1995, I've written long-form stories on inventors, design, and energy for Bloomberg Businessweek, Wired, Popular Science, and Runner's World. My career started as an editor for Wired, directing sections in the print magazine about new technologies and design. Outside of work, I nurture my love of great writing by serving as the president of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, a classic Vermont event that attracts top authors and thousands of visitors every year.
Home is southern Vermont, where I share an old farmhouse with my wife, son, and daughter. Historically, the property once consisted of a large 19th-century chicken coop among farm outbuildings. Various owners renovated the site over the years into an attractive residence, and since we've owned it, we've put all our extensive DIY carpentry skills into making it look once again like a big chicken coop.