Journalist covering the law, the music industry and other interesting stories.

Born in NY. Living in LA.

Some of my most recent stories about digital trends in the music industry are available at Forbes where I’m part of their contributor network.

I also review albums at mxdwn.com.

Essays:

How Fast Do We Make Improvement — my personal look at a promising ballet school.

Changing lanes takes patience — on pedestrian/cyclist safety education.

Other recent work on transportation, politics and government:

Parents of victims in DUI crashes band together for tougher penalties for drunk drivers.

Pennsylvania makes tens of millions of dollars selling driver data to third parties.

The 93-year old crumbling Greenfield Bridge is coming down – hard  (includes video).

A year after ride-sharing services arrived, DUI rates were noticeably lower.

An increase to traffic ticket fines backfired, upon investigation of the hike.

Responsible Ohio wanted to legalize marijuana, so they took their campaign to the streets.

The Great War and the Steel City – a long-term, multimedia centennial commemoration.

Getting to know the nation’s youngest state legislator, elected at age 18.

First Lady Frances Wolf settles in to her new role as Pennsylvania’s First Lady.

How campaigns use technology to scour for data and make contact with could-be voters.

Writing about a proposal to verify veteran status on driver’s licenses uncovered loose auditing in the state’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.

An investigation into cabinet member travel revealed a secretary who lived out-of-state.