A Life Less Convenient


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recent ramblings

Cover Story: “So I signed up for Obamacare—and got a big surprise”

I am self-employed and have been for years. That means I pay for my benefits, from life insurance to dental insurance to health insurance. I’m used to it since self-employment has allowed me to endure sickie realities while still earning, something I couldn’t do an as employee on someone else’s schedule. People had been asking...Read More

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My Obamacare article won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Spotlight Award

My November 2013 cover story for Philadelphia Weekly took on Obamacare…and won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Spotlight Award in May 2014 for health and medical reporting. The article, “So I signed up for Obamacare—and got a big surprise,” received polarized...Read More

Reading Event: March 16, 2013

I will give a talk and a reading on the morning of March 16, 2013, for the New Jersey Chapter of the Lupus Foundation. This chapter is holding a symposium at the Overlook Medical Center. Come say hello. Over half...Read More