In 1994, an editor at Smithsonian Magazine who had read my work in Soundings asked if I’d like to write for her. Would I?! Over time, Smithsonian sent me to South Africa to cover the BOC Round-the-World yacht race, and 240 feet down in a submersible to witness the wreck of the Civil War ironclad Monitor as its turret was being recovered. More recently, I’ve shifted my writing to Smithsonian.com, where I’m focusing on environmental and science stories.

"For Scientists, Chunks of Whale Ear Wax Can be Biological Treasure Troves" Smithsonian.com January 25, 2017

"Bones of the Hawaiian Petrel Open Up a Window Into the Birds' Changing Diet" Smithsonian.com April 26, 2017

"In Its Layers, This Stunning Pink Coralline Algae Holds Secrets of Climates Past" Smithsonian.com March 8, 2017

"Pieces of History: Raised From the Deep, the Monitor's Turret Reveals a Bounty of New Details About the Ship's Violent End" Smithsonian Magazine, November 2002

"Scientists Track, for the First Time, One of the Rarest Songbirds on its Yearlong Migration" Smithsonian.com March 6, 2017

"Scientists Are Using This Collection of Wood Samples to Combat Illegal Logging" August 11, 2017

"Moving Big Stuff: If you can move a lighthouse, you can move anything." January 2000

"Crazy for Bears: Introduced as a toy nearly a century ago, the ever popular teddy bear has become a prized collectible the world over." October 2001

"Around the World Solo in a Sailboat: What Does it Take?" March 1995