Recent Work 2017-09-25T10:12:09+00:00

ONCE A BRIGHT SPOT, AFGHAN TELECOMS FACE UNSUSTAINABLE LOSSES

New York Times // // Read Article
Afghanistan is under siege from all corners. Cell phones seemed impervious to the country’s problems. Not anymore.


A COMMON LANGUAGE

The Believer Magazine // 20 AUG 2015 // Read Article


BOOTCAMP FOR BANKERS

New York Times // // Read Article
Think you had a tough morning?

Think again. Employees at USAA, a bank that caters to the military, volunteer to work out at 0430 with retired and active duty drill sergeants to get a taste of what military life is like.


LEGAL OUTCOME UNCERTAIN FOR US POW

FoxNews.com // // Read Article
U.S. POW Sgt Bergdal’s legal limbo is only beginning.


AUSTIN, TEX., STANDS OUT IN HOTEL RECOVERY THAT HAS HUGGED COASTS

New York Times // 01 Oct 2013 // Read Article
Skittish developers have delayed new hotels across much of the country. But not in Austin.


HOW DO YOU SELL ROTC AT THE END OF A WAR?

The Alcalde // 07 SEP 2012 // Read Article
For as long as Texas has existed, kids interested in the military were told to go to A&M. The charismatic leader of UT’s Army ROTC program, Lt. Col. Kopser, wants to change UT’s image as a protest-heavy school. But can he do it at the tail end of the war?


ENERGY SPURS A RECOVERY IN HOUSTON

New York Times // 7 FEB 2012 // Read Article
In most cities, companies are holding tight, mothballing office expansions and delaying new hires. Not in Houston.

My recent story on the Houston real estate market and why it’s doing better than the rest of the country.


WHY VETERANS SHOULD GET THEIR OWN COURTS

Atlantic Monthly // 07 FEB 2012 // Read Article
My first story for the Atlantic appeared in the Dec. 2011 issue and profiled a veterans court in Dallas.


THOUGHTS OF A PEACETIME VETERAN

The New York Times // 09 NOV 2011 // Read Article
Eight Years of Service. Never took a bullet or watched a buddy die. I’m lucky, right?


CITIES SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

The New York Times // 2 AUG 2011 // Read Article
If you build it, will they come? New York City’s High Line park, built on an elevated railway trestle, has become a symbol and a catalyst for growth in the surrounding neighborhoods. Now other cities are trying to copy the magic.


IN AUSTIN, RAINEY STREET IS A LOCAL HOT SPOT

The New York Times // 15 JUL 2011 // Read Article
Tourists in Austin often head straight to Sixth Street, with its jammed-together nightclubs, restaurants and bars advertising drink specials and Jell-O shots. And they’re missing the best parts. (NYT Travel section)


HAMMER TIME?

The New York Times // 26 JUN 2011 // Read Article
Louis Foundos didn’t think he would have a problem selling out his new condominium project last fall. It was a renovated building in East Harlem with everything a first-time buyer might want, including granite countertops and dishwashers. (Cover story)


ARCHITECT, OR WHATEVER

The New York Times // // Read Article
A troubled economy and the implosion of the real estate market have thrown thousands of architects and designers out of work in the last year or so, forcing them to find or create jobs.


THE BEEKEEPER NEXT DOOR

The New York Times // 2010 // Read Article
Urban beekeeping becomes the latest back-to-the-earth hobby that city slickers are trying.