I have been writing about science, health and environment for more than 20 years, as both staff writer and freelancer, for a variety of publications.  I also write and photograph how-to books for homeowners and for professional builders. I have extensive experience in revising and rewriting textbooks and journal articles, a long list of magazine and website credits in these publications, and extensive experience in writing about business and finance.

whyfiles.org is an electronic magazine that was started in 1996 by the National Science Foundation and the University of Wisconsin-Madison to cover what we call the "science behind the news." As the founding feature writer, I write most of the magazine. I also find images, write captions, select hotlinks, compile the bibliography, and contribute to decisions on story selection and site architecture.

The Why Files has more than 300,000 readers in the average month (based on unique IP addresses), and has been widely recognized for excellence:

  • PC Magazine: Top 100 Sites (Spring 2005)
  • Popular Science: top 50 web sites
  • PC World magazine: top 101 sites, top 100 reference sites
  • Netscape: What's cool?
  • Yahoo Internet Life: "well written... a great antidote to scare stories... bright and — dare we say — funny..."
  • Magellan: ****

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Science in Society Award, 2001.
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Whittaker Award for Science Writing, 2001.
"Cool Science for Curious Kids," at Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Popular Science Magazine "50 Best of the Web," 1999.

Publication credits
Astronomy, Astrobiology Magazine, Technology Review, HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Bulletin, ABCNEWS.com, American Forests, American Health, World & I, BioScience, Environmental Health Perspectives, E - The Environmental Magazine, Nature Conservancy Magazine, Earth, Whole Earth Review, Reaction Times (American Chemical Society), Countdown (Juvenile Diabetes Foundation), Los Angeles Times, The Oregonian, Providence Journal, Wisconsin (Milwaukee Journal Sunday magazine), Milwaukee Magazine, Madison Magazine, Isthmus (Madison, Wis.), Midwest Express Magazine, Alaska Airlines, Everybody's Money, Home & Family Finance Online, Medical Industry Executive, Family Practice Management, etc.

I am also webmaster for the gallery
of the late painter Roland Wise.

And for the Crestwoods Woods Restoration pages.

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