Because I just
can’t stop writing
March 9, 2023
In addition to my continued work writing for community newspapers, a little more than six months ago I embarked on a new project, publishing the Giant Sequoia News — the only publication dedicated entirely to providing news and information about the treasured giant sequoia trees of California’s Sierra Nevada and the perils they face.
The newsletter, delivered by email, started out as weekly and recently expanded to twice a week.
In addition to the newsletter, I provide related news and feature articles to print and online publications.
You can check it out here: giantsequoias.substack.com
“There’s always a story. It’s all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything’s got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett, “A Hat Full of Sky”
Society of Professional Journalists
I am a professional member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. I do my very best to follow and uphold the SPJ Code of Ethics.
I am proud to be a freelance member of the California News Publishers Association (formerly known as the California Newspaper Publishers Association). From my days as a student looking for a job, to my time as a reporter and later as an editor and publisher, CNPA has been a great resource.
First Amendment Coalition
The First Amendment Coalition is an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs. I help support this organization because it works to advance one of the most important elements of our democracy, the people’s right to know. I encourage you to check out this resource.
Think globally, act locally
Good advice if you want to make a difference: “think globally, act locally.” One of the first things I did when I moved back to my hometown was to become an investor in the Greater Tehachapi Economic Development Council. In my little corner of the world, I think this organization makes a difference. Attending the monthly meeting also helps me keep up on what’s going on in the community and gives me great ideas for articles.