While I have chosen to focus on international, cross-cultural and interfaith issues, I have covered everything from tornadoes to taxidermy over the course of my career. At daily newspapers I wrote features and enterprise stories as well as covering breaking news and courts, cops, county supervisors, town councils and planning commissions. My work has appeared in national and international newspapers and magazines and on numerous websites and blogs. A selection of my favorite stories can be found on this page.


Tale of two cemeteries: Rock Creek and Congressional, D.C.
The Diocese of Washington’s churches have always dealt with death: providing parishioners with services, solace and in many cases, a final resting place.

1001 reasons for Muslim pride
In his best-selling novel, The Museum of Innocence, Turkish author and 2006 Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk speaks eloquently of the importance of museums to society.

Serendipity on the SW Waterfront
On April 15, 1848, 77 African Americans slipped down to the District’s Southwest waterfront under cloak of darkness and boarded a schooner named the Pearl.


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