First-Person Narratives

Why I Like Baseball

I like baseball. Some of my friends find this amusing. In spite of my best efforts over the years I've convinced, I believe, none of them that they should join me. This is a story about my come to baseball moment, the night of October 14, 2003, in the city of Chicago.

-Featured as story of the day on


I had been writing and re-writing an essay about what it was like growing up in the 80's and 90's as a male named Whitney and as a result the effect that Whitney Houston had on my life. In February, when I heard the news that she died, I knew it was time to finish it.

-Aired on KUOW (Seattle), The Monday Morning After (CKUT-Montreal), and PRXremix.

First Love and 27 Other Firsts

This is the story of my first love and the many other firsts that came along with it. I originally posted this piece on as part of series on 'First Loves' they were doing for Valentine's Day.

-Aired on Re:Sound (WBEZ-Chicago), KUOW (Seattle), Listening Lounge (KFAI-Minneapolis), and PRXremix. Featured on I Like You podcast and as story of the day on


This was a story I did while I was learning to make radio at the Transom Story Workshop. I have written about the process of making the story over on the website.

-Aired on WCAI-Cape Cod and Islands, KUT-Austin, KFAI-Minneapolis, PRXremix and featured on the HowSound Podcast.