I'm a writer who was initiated into the world of newspapers, most recently cutting my teeth as a crime reporter for a daily in Connecticut. I've interviewed people who spent decades in jail for crimes they didn't commit, people whose family members have disappeared or been murdered, and covered everything from high school baseball to political races.
I've probably spent the equivalent of half a lifetime in court rooms and paid my dues covering various flyover towns in New England, where many nights were spent suffering through marathon local town meetings.
I'm into music criticism, travel writing, humor, and long form, investigative reporting with an aim to shake up the status quo. Most recently I've written for Vice and Take Magazine. In the 4th grade I had a sad poem published about a rockhopper penguin. I also speak Polish. Someone once said journalism should, "comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable." I totally agree.
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