Welcome to my little house on the Internet prairie.



With Halen, the van. (photo by Swankie Wheels)


Apologies for the long silence... apart from teaching, I've been on the road! I'm reporting a new book on American nomads, due out from Norton next year, which grew out of "The End of Retirement: When You Can't Afford to Stop Working." (That story was the August 2014 cover for Harper's magazine and just won an Aronson Award. It is also a finalist for a Deadline Club Award.)


I am deeply grateful that I get to continue this kind of immersive storytelling.


The mothership -- aka Columbia Journalism School -- just ran a Q&A about the project (along with my many stumbles, en route and ongoing). Check it out here:


Professor With A Van [linked]