I'm a writer currently living semi-nomadically in the Americas. I write print and online narrative nonfiction features for outlets like The New York Times Magazine, The Texas Observer, The New Republic, California Sunday Magazine, and the award-winning radio show This American Life. What I like most: to sit and listen to people very unlike me, from oilmen and gangsters to accused war criminals and Texas nurses, and to make their voices heard.

Above all, my work is guided by one idea: the world is changing for all of us alike. Vast storm fronts sweep across it, bending down forests in their wake, shaking boulders from the mountains. We can see the outlines of faraway storms before they reach our homes. In my small way, as a Texan far from home, I try to chart these storms and find a logic in them.