I am, thankfully, married to S. and live in The Greatest State in the Union™.
I have written on topics as varied as free trade, entrepreneurship, land use and development, travel, immigration, technology, education and the digital humanities, music, Africa, Indian country, Latin America and Europe for Newsweek, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Salon, Los Angeles Times, National Post, ReadWriteWeb (where I also served as the Production Editor), New Times, Seattle Times, Reuters, BBC Future, Newsweek, the San Francisco Bay Guardian and the San Francisco Chronicle. I also consult on marketing communications and social media communications.
I have led and implemented projects, developed and supervised teams and content departments and managed social media programs for TDS|Trimble, IAC’s GarageGames|InstantAction.com, PBworks, Ask.com, Autoweb, Elance, Visa and others.
I have extensive experience in social media. I have blogged at Morpheme Tales since 2004. I was the founding director of the non-profit Committee to Protect Bloggers, the first organization devoted to global free speech rights for bloggers, and co-founder of the free speech campaign, the March 18th Movement. I have been instrumental in such social media and free speech projects as Spirit of America’s Anonymous Blogging Campaign BlogSafer, Blogswana and the Zimbabwean democracy blog Enough is Enough. I was a featured speaker at the U.S. State Department’s Conference on Blogs and Democracy.
I was the Social Media Marketing Manager for IAC’s InstantAction online gaming portal and, as Marketing Communications Manager for Trimble Navigation Ltd’s TDS division I oversaw and extended their social media accounts, including their social network.
I have been interviewed, sourced, quoted and invited to write on blogging, employment and human rights issues by Public Radio International’s The World, Pacifica Radio, Wikinomics, PR Week, Associated Press, Guardian, Smart Money, Columbia Journalism Review, Time, Foreign Policy, Popular Science, WebPro News, De Standaard, PBS MediaShift, American Journalism Review, the Tammy Bruce Show, CBS Radio, CMP’s TechWeb, La Voz de Galicia, Malaysia Today, Slate, Duke University Law Review, Journalism.co.uk, Naked Conversations, Voice of America, Philadelphia Inquirer | Knight Ridder, La Vanguardia, Liberation, BBC Radio 5, Newsday, Christian Science Monitor, National Post, CNET’s’ News.com, Oakland Tribune, BBC News, Network World, Jerusalem Report, Sacromento Bee, National Law Journal, American Bar Association Journal, Overseas Press Club of America, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times | Tribune Media, Internazionale, Observatório da Impresa, Village, Voice, AlterNet, Register, USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review and others.
Artistic & Scholarly
I’ve published poems, essays and plays in such publications as 3AM, BlazeVOX, nthposition, Rhythm, Cirque, Perceptions, Full of Crow, Gloom Cupboard, the University of Michigan’s Cavafy Forum (“Denying Julian” [.pdf], my essay on the Greek poet Constantine Cavafy’s Julian the Apostate poems) and Andre Codrescu’s Exquisite Corpse. Yale Prof. Maria Rosa Menocal, author of the much-praised “Ornament of the World,” used my translation of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s “La Guitarra” in her lecture and monograph, “Poetry As An Act of History.”
My plays have been produced at the New City New Playwrights Festival (Seattle), the Marsh (SF), Doc’s Clock (SF), Lord Lebrick Theatre (OR) and elsewhere. I have directed Sam Shepard’s “True West” in Seattle and “The Bald Soprano” in Portland.