So many people in my field -- loosely, journalism -- agonize over what to do next, what to do with this digital age. As we fret and flail, we risk forgetting about the words we're stringing together, the information we're reflecting upon and sharing, and the stories we're telling. Whether breath on our lips, ink spread across a page, keys hammering into a ribbon or electrons running through a circuit, I'm concerned with how thoughts are captured, contained, altered and disseminated.
I don't believe it's true that journalism is dying. It is simply changing. Yet, too many people are trying too hard, throwing whatever they can at the wall until they see what sticks. This site has two goals: to provide in depth, unrushed reporting, storytelling and reflection, and to serve as a central repository for my past writing, clips, images and recordings.
I want to offer a contemplative web publication. Something pondered and researched and unrushed whenever possible. We can innovate and tweet and network, but none of that means anything if we're not able to articulate anything, if we're not able to say why what we're doing matters.
I'd like to think I'll be appealing to those who value complete writing combined with an extensive eye. My readers might be those who want perspective on the world wider than a slim glimpse, something more than just a taste. Instead, I hope to offer a deeply connected, reflective banquet of thoughts.
I believe in a world that still values words, but doesn't neglect the power of images and sound. I believe in fierce independence in harmony with strong community bonds. I believe in a sense of place, whether that place is a neighborhood, a city, a nation, a biosphere, a world or a universe, or even whether the place is virtual, physical, mental or emotional.
With that in mind, I hope this site will reflect these perspectives.