Through His Lens

Published February 2016, Enjoy Magazine

Though this article announced a bygone exhibit, it also focuses on the professional and romantic relationship between photographer Nickolas Murray and artist Frida Kahlo, and how identity and perspective both form and are formed by art.

Read the article here.

When the Wells Run Dry

Published July, 2015, South Valley Enjoy

California is in the midst of an historic drought, and no city has felt the effects of this drought more than Porterville, California. Here, residents are waking up to sputtering taps, toilets that don’t flush, showers that don’t run.

But residents are organizing to offer relief, and finding aid in unlikely places.

Read the article here.

Building our Future

June, Inside Publications

Sacramento is on the verge of its own cultural renaissance, and local developers are paving the way. Construction for 700 Block – an eclectic mixed-use, mixed-income development – began earlier this year and and should be completed by 2016.

Read about the 700 Block project here.

New York on Main

June, Enjoy Magazine

In all fairness, I’ve spent more time writing in Char-cut-er-rie than eating there, but that’s only thanks to deadlines. Still, I made sure to take all the breakfast and lunch breaks – all of them. Anyway, the only thing better than eating Catherine Heaney’s fare, is writing about it, so…

…read the fruits of my labor here, and then eat the fruits of hers over there.

Sacramento Parent, June Issue

Usually I’m the one writing about others, but in Sacramento Parent’s June Issue, I found myself on the other end of the pen. You’ll find an article about me and my son starting on page 12. Just so happens that the same issue features an article I wrote about the Poodlums, a married couple who writes songs for children with learning disabilities, but whose performances rocks off socks indiscriminately.

Read the articles here.

History’s Dak Viewfinder

Published April 16, 2015, Sacramento News & Review

Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Paul Kitagaki Jr. captures the portraits and stories of his parents’ generation, of Japanese Americans interned during WWII. Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit displays his present portraits alongside past photos taken in the mid 40s by photographers Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams. While Kitagaki’s work gives voice to Japanese American men and women, these portraits and stories also hold more relevance today than ever, for all Americans, and offer a cautionary tale in this post 9/11 world.

Read the article here.

Lebanese Roots, Cosmopolitan Cuisine

Published January 2, 2015

Sometimes the casualties of war have unexpected results. The Dada family was uprooted by the Lebanese Civil War, but one country’s loss in another’s gain. The Dadas have since opened three Pita Kabobs, restaurants that offer Mediterranean cuisine with cosmopolitan flare. And with 31 beers on tap, their latest gastropub offers the perfect draught to complement cultural dishes with a compelling history.

Read the article here.

Finding Home Halfway Across the Globe

Published August 22, 2014, Lifestyle Magazine

Bula Ministries sends short-term missions teams to Kenya, Honduras, Fiji – pretty much wherever there’s a need. But these trips are doing more than building homes and orphanages, they’re building bridges between people and transforming worldviews.

Read the article here.