Dear Ones, I am exited to report on some real progress in the journey towards Freedom to Write for Chinese exiled dissident writer Tumen Ulzii Bayunmend, for whom I have advocated since meeting him in Mongolia in 2007 during my year as a Henry Luce Scholar. The 2nd ever convention of the Writers and Literary Translators International Congress (WALTIC) accepted my abstract (I likely will be the youngest speaker) and kickstarter.com […]

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§223 · June 25, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


In honor of father’s day, here’s a piece on Huffington Post’s Media page (my first under that category!) called Jon Stewart, The Warriors, and My Dad.  My dad is, of course, David Holden, the brilliant film editor behind the movie.  Because the artistic/story-driven nerdiness is genetic!  Love you, Dad.

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§210 · June 21, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


My latest for Huffington Post is a piece about Seattle artist Kate Vrimjoet and her connection to Ecuador, violence, and gore.  The piece has been tagged as a “featured post” on the internet paper’s brand new Arts Page.  Groovy.

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§188 · June 19, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


I took the opportunity to consider the relationship between morality and profit in the 21st century through an initiative by the awesome S.E.VEN Fund, and they post excerpts by those participating in the conversation.  Mine can be found here. Speaking of morality and profit, the second-ever Writers and Literary Translators International Congress (WALTIC) just accepted my abstract to tell the story of exiled Mongolian writer Tumen Ulzii Bayunmend, whom I wrote […]

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§183 · June 11, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


Versions of this came out in longer articles over my Luce year, cialis but this is the meat and potatoes (and tea) of the plight of Tumen Ulzii, doctor exiled writer I have now known for three years who continues to be waiting without his family for resettlement in Ulaanbaatar.

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§180 · June 6, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


I blogged for Huffington Post’s Entertainment page for the first time today with a piece about local Seattle/Snoqualmie music and fundraising efforts. Also blogged for their New York page today, also for the first time, about working as an event bookseller in New York City. Hope you like!

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§172 · June 3, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·


My latest piece of creative nonfiction, “Transparency“, is up at Slice Magazine’s Slices of Life.  Enjoy and thank you for reading!

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§169 · June 3, 2010 · Uncategorized · (No comments) ·