Stop the character assassination

Over the last few days there’s been a lot of internet gossip about me—mostly on Gawker, and then Drudge picked it up. People are saying mean, hateful things. They’re saying that I don’t really have…

Photographing Whales

In March, I signed up for the awesome-but-difficult-to-define internet service Twitter. Ryan, my friend and a talented photographer, expressed some mild concern: “Twitter is stupid. I just don’t understand the point, or even the fun…

Why I Am Not As Good As Hemingway

For years I’ve wondered why I’m not a famous writer. I mean, I seem to have all the ingredients: proficiency with language and sincerity of emotion, a romantic worldview coupled with a healthy disdain for…