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Biography

I've been a journalist for 30 years now. I've been a columnist for 20 of those years and a blogger for five.

I was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 1992, and I've helped to build three different media websites from the ground up. I've worked for the CBC in Canada, and NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, and The Boston Globe in the US

I've also made TV documentaries and worked in radio for several years. I've been fortunate to win several awards for my writing in both Canada and the US.

I moved to the US in 1994 when I married an American. I became an American citizen in 2000. Why? Because I couldn't live somewhere an not vote.

Interests

the internet, politics, online media, star wars, the boston red sox, coaching soccer, bill forsyth films, michael connolly novels, tommy douglas, the lord of the rings film trilogy, robertson davies books, anything fried, defending the us constitution, figuring out what it means to be an american after growing up canadian.