I decided I’ve been neglecting this site for too long. I got a full-time gig as the Editor in Chief of BTRToday. and since this site was meant to be an easy way for prospective employers to find my writing samples, there was less urgency to post here. But then I put “update the website” on a to-do list and I love checking thing off of to-do lists, so here we are.
Anyway, I wrote this funny story about how much the Grateful Dead suck and all these dumb deadheads got real mad at me. Check it out!
Songs for kids that parents won’t hate? Sign me up! –you, hopefully.
I talked with Jonathan Baylin, a clinical psychologist, about the inner workings of parents’ brains. He brought me millions of years back in time to explain it.
Not even half as gross as it sounds! Check it out.
Are you a parent worried about using filthy language around your kid? One expert says don’t worry about it. So I talked to him.
I waded into the national debate over charter schools for Fatherly.com.
For my first article for Fatherly.com, I interviewed Chris Kratt, half of PBS Kids’ Wild Kratts, about getting kids interested in science and nature.
I had a great time talking nightmares with Heather. You guys are really cool and I liked talking to the people who called in. Thanks for visiting my site. If you want, email me at email@example.com. I’ll take your questions seriously and answer as best as I can.
Click here for the 1981 CDC report on SUNDS. As far as I know, this is the only place it exists on the internet.
Click here for the original Los Angeles Times stories on the Hmong sleep deaths.
Here’s my original story on the real life origins of Freddy Krueger. Here’s a rundown of some of the sleep monsters I mentioned on the show.
And, for the curious, my interview with Hunter Thompson. It’s mostly a goddamn nightmare.
I found out how people sleep in a world without darkness.
I wrote about the history of using sleep deprivation as a form of torture for Van Winkle’s. Not a cheerful subject but the story turned out well.