I write about conservation and wildlife for Mongabay.com: read my articles here.


I write about language and other things Japanese for Tofugu.com.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces there:

Owl Cafe Fukuro no Mise

Amezaiku: candy creatures born of sugar and fire

Unagi, the Japanese Eel: A Long Story

Tsukemono! The Wonderful World of Japanese Pickles

Cats in Japanese Art

How to learn Japanese with Songs

I was a regular contributor to Vetstreet.com.

Here are a few of my favorite articles there:

Smokey Bear turns 70

Why Snakes aren't so Scary

The Messy History of Poop Scooping

Coyotes in the City

Zoo Nutrition: Behind the Scenes at Feeding Time

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