Category Archives: My Work

Some Health Writing

Since starting a job at a contractor last July, I’ve gotten to do lots of different kinds of writing, mostly in the area of health and medicine. Here are three of my stories for the publication NIH News in Health, … Continue reading

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Catching Up

I’m very behind on posting Last Word on Nothing links, so here are the last couple I’ve written: We had a snow day. Well, I mean, I had to work. But it snowed. I love snow. I wrote about some … Continue reading

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Watching Plants

I’ve written before about how much I love my new commute. Most days, I walk 35 minutes to work. Because the end of daylight savings time brought darkness in the evenings, I take the metro home. I feel like a … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year for Thanksgiving the People of LWON decided to offer our thanks in a slightly different format: by hand. Read our thanks (if you can read our handwriting). In addition to the thanks I mentioned there, I’m also thankful … Continue reading

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The End of Summer Time

I think I might be late to this party: I’ve only recently started really hating the whole thing where we change the time twice a year. I used to at least appreciate the extra hour of sleep in fall. I … Continue reading

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Blog Post at New Job

I’ve been working since July at Palladian Partners, a company in Silver Spring, Md. I’m so happy with it–the people are nice, the work is interesting and varied, and the commute is wonderful. Recently I wrote a blog post for … Continue reading

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My New Commute

Since July, I’ve been working full time for a contractor. I’ve traded in the glamorous freelance life for a steady paycheck and a commute. It’s going great. The work is interesting and the people are lovely. And I can still … Continue reading

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Bells and Cicadas

Yesterday after my voice lesson I sat for a while outside Washington National Cathedral, listening to the bells ring. A bit of sleuthing on my phone told me there was some sort of change ringing convention in town. It was … Continue reading

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Mercury and Birds

A story I’ve been working on since April came out this week. It’s about the effects of mercury pollution on bird songs. It appeared on the websites of both Environmental Health News and National Geographic. It also got a nice … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Essay

Transcript of actual e-mail conversation between me and another contributor to The Last Word on Nothing, a little over a week ago: Me: I’ve been particularly low on lwon ideas lately. Got anything for me? Cameron: Ooooo…. I’m low, too. … Continue reading

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