About Me

I'm a pragmatic progressive whose writing is influenced by a long journey out of conservative Christian fundamentalism, as well as my professional experience as a family therapist and nonprofit executive.

Through those experiences, I honed my skills as an original thinker who looks beneath the surface, gravitates towards the hard questions, and challenges conventional wisdom.

What began as an avocation eight years ago has become a vocation now that I have joined the staff at The Washington Monthly's Political Animal Blog.

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  1. I've been meaning to write a note of appreciation. I began to notice your contributions to WM's Political Animal a few months ago. Your opinions are always fresh and intelligent. Several times, I think, I've reacted to something you've written by saying to myself, "That's the best thing I've read over the last few days."

  2. I completely agree with the comment above. I find myself looking forward to weekends at Political Animal. Political Animal is one of the best and most intelligent blogs around and one of the few that I can still stand to read regularly.