My Stats

Contributor since:July 2009
Location:Washington, DC

About Me

I've been a Washington, DC-based science writer for many years, specializing in psychology and human behavior. I currently write a blog for the Association for Psychological Science called "We're Only Human," and am also a regular contributor to and Scientific American Mind. Crown will be publishing my book, On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits, in September. I am an old-school journalist embracing the world of new media. I'm on Facebook and Twitter. I believe that every news story--whether it's about money or politics or crime or love or health-- is in large part about psychology and the quirks of the human mind. When I am not writing, I am hanging out at Westside Club, riding my bicycle, listening to music and/or cooking for family and friends.



My Current Project

A book, called On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits, on the perils of intuition. Crown is publishing in September 2010.

My Greatest Achievement

Ian, Brendan, and Morgan, all good and decent people.

My Biggest Regret

some lost years

Moments I'd Like To Forget

Lots, but it's perilous to forget

How I Pay For This Wardrobe

I bought these jeans in the 1980s.

Blocks I've Been Around

Elm Drive and Prospect Avenue

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Where I am, but nearer to water

Why True/Slant

I'm old-school journalism eagerly embracing the new

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...

the gym and my bicycle.

This Is Making Me Worry...

climate change

This Is Bringing Me Joy...


This Is Helping Me Create...


Can't Do Without

black coffee, fellowship, pasta and the gym

Favorite Voices

Leonard Cohen, Poe, Alex Trebek, Dylan, Frost, Coen Brothers, Hamlet, George Costanza, Cesaria Evora, many more . . .

My Secret Ambition

the wisdom to tell the difference

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