Title IX at 50
The New York Times, April 27, 2022
A museum exhibit shows the evolution of the landmark gender equality law.
Fist Full of Tears
The New York Times, Oct. 19, 2021
African American art and artists at the Hudson River Museum
A Juneteenth Mural Where it Began
The New York Times, May 20, 2021
A giant public art project in Galveston is both sweet and bitter.
Virtual Reality and Physical Therapy
The New York Times, April 21, 2021
Research shows virtual reality has real promise for physical therapy – and it’s fun
A Pocket Financial Adviser
The New York Times, March 9, 2021
Financial apps are getting more sophisticated and more specialized. But they don’t work if you don’t use them.
A Romp Through History
The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2020
Our state constitutions show that progress is not linear
John Singer Sargent’s Muse
How Can They Afford That?
Displaying, Not Hiding Slavery
“It Kept Failing”
Self-doubt? Oh Yes!
Intersectionality in the Workplace
Local efforts on Climate Change
Horns, Halos and Heroes
California Magazine, Spring 2017
The science of doing the right thing.
The Ad Council: Trying to Stay Relevant
The New York Times, Nov. 22, 2015
The 70-year-old force behind Smokey Bear moves to social media.
Helping or Harming?
California Magazine, Winter 2014
Is it doable – or even desirable – to raise gender neutral children?
German Crime Novel Comes to America
The International New York Times, June 10, 2014
Anna Maria Schenekel’s first novel was a surprise hit in Germany. Will Americans read it?
In a North Face Jacket, a Reversible Appeal
The New York Times, Nov. 16, 2013
North Face jackets, vests and fleeces are everywhere. Why?
How to Trust People
O Magazine, Dec. 2012
Nobody wants to be a sucker. But it’s worse to trust no one.
The Allowance Conundrum
Worth Magazine, Aug./Sept. 2012
When did giving children allowances get so complicated?
Forget Networking. How to be a Connector
Entrepreneur, Jan. 29, 2012
Connecting is different than networking, but are connectors born or made?
The Old Age Survival Guide
The Atlantic, December 15, 2011
Is there a way to live a longer, happier life?
Marketing to Minorities
National Journal, June 2, 2011
Walking that fine line between ethnic stereotyping and cultural accuracy.
The Atlantic, May 8, 2010
How can kids – and parents – cope when the empty nest becomes a full nest again?
Iraq in Conflict is His Canvas
The Los Angeles Times, Sept. 25, 2005
Profile of artist Steve Mumford.
Lives in the Balance
Government Executive, Sept. 2003
The federal compensation fund for 9/11 victims – it’s genesis and quandary.
Explaining The Rage
American Journalism Review, Dec. 2001
After the 9/11 attacks: Why is the Muslim world so angry? And why are Americans so shocked?
The Rise and Fall of an Unlikely Drug-Smuggling Ring
The Los Angeles Times, Oct. 19, 2001
Many young Orthodox Jews were lured to fly to Europe and back to smuggle drugs they were told were diamonds.