There is no better place to find my best work than on Cuttings.me. But since you’re already at this site, here are some recent things I’m proud of, online and off.
Science and Technology
- “In Georgia, Preparing for an Abu Dhabi Grand Prix of Miniature Proportions,” NY Times Wheels blog, July 5, 2012. The first all-girl team wins this national STEM competition and heads to the international finals.
- “How Precise Are Deep-Sea Oil Scanners?” Sometimes I get farmed out to other Discovery sites, since How Stuff Works (my main gig) falls under their umbrella.
- “How an Atkinson Cycle Engine Works,” How Stuff Works, March 5, 2012. Century-old technology is now found in the latest hybrid vehicles.
Automotive Journalism – Online
- Guide to Exotic Cars on About.com: Blog posts, image galleries, histories, and more
- HowStuffWorks.com: “How a NASCAR Sponsorship Works,” and “How to Steer out of a Skid.” I’ve had this gig long enough that there are dozens more on electric cars, synthetic oil, autobahn speeds, and the like.
- VroomGirls.com: I wrote a dozen or so automotive reviews for this site, including one on the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. Spoiler: the Wrangler made my dog queasy.
Automotive Journalism – Print
- “Squeezing Four-Wheeled Masterpieces into the Museum,” New York Times, June 11, 2011. Following more than a dozen vintage vehicles from transport truck to museum gallery for “Art of the Automobile.”
- “Oregon EVs on a Slow Charge,” Oregon Business, December 2011. An update on the electric vehicle business in Oregon.
- “An Electric Glide, at a Price,” New York Times, June 7, 2009. Brammo releases its electric-powered motorcycle, the Enertia.
- “Small Times,” Portland Monthly, September 2008. The small-car market in Portland in a summer of high-priced gasoline.
- “Timbers Debut Gets the Money Flowing,” Oregon Business, April 2011. I’m a huge Portland Timbers soccer fan, so I used my position as a journalist to talk to a bunch of people about how much we love soccer. And the article is pretty good.
- “Comics 101,” Portland Monthly, October 2008. Dark Horse founder donates collection to Portland State library.