|Contributor since:||July 2009|
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 Newsweek.com 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
I'm old-school journalism eagerly embracing the new
My Other Website
What I'm Currently Addicted To...
the gym and my bicycle.
This Is Making Me Worry...
This Is Bringing Me Joy...
This Is Helping Me Create...
Can't Do Without
black coffee, fellowship, pasta and the gym
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