Collected Magazine Articles and Essays

I wrote numerous articles about scientific research conducted at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2008-10. You can see most of them on UCSB's Office of Research website. featured my musings in June 2010 on watching my daughter graduate from high school. Read it here.

Noozhawk also wrote a lovely story about me and Sara Miller McCune when we were honored on June 3 with Women of Achievement awards from the Association for Women in Communications Santa Barbara Chapter. You can see the video of my speech here.

The Pacific Coast Business Times also wrote a story about me and the AWCSB award on June 14, 2010.

I write regularly for Miller-McCune Magazine, a print and online magazine focusing on the latest research in the social sciences, the environment, health and other public policy issues. My interview with a UC Santa Barbara scientist on the impact of the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was published by Miller McCune online on May 11, 2010.

My essay on fear and society featuring Dr. Barry Glassner appeared in the Opinion section of on May 26, 2010.

My personal essay on dealing with a mentally ill sibling appeared in the Los Angeles Times on February 28, 2010. My sister's thoughtful response to comments was posted by Times editors on March 2.

America's Mental Health (Care) is Getting Worse is the first of a four-part series on serious mental illness and its impacts I wrote for Miller-McCune. You can see the subsequent stories in the series, plus other articles on mental health I have written here.

The Huffington Post: Various blogs on politics and writing.

Visit my Red Room site to see recent freelance articles written for Santa Barbara Magazine and Central Coast Magazine.