California magazine recently ran my story about the human microbiota, mostly about our gut bacteria, which outnumber us, protect us and control our brains. Prior to that, California ran my story about insects that prey upon humans, including but not limited to demon bed bugs. Read my story about the San Gabriel mountains and their over-used, wild and skull-strewn magnificence in Sierra Magazine. California also squandered several pages of its Fall 2010 issue by running my essay about the Bay Area's exasperating tendency to make eating and politics an issue of personal purity. While at the Las Vegas Sun I explored the run-down mysteries of the Las Vegas Zoo and its Frito-fragrent binturong, profiled an extremely large (yet shrinking) Elvis impersonator, wrestled with one man's attempt to build search enginges to comb terabytes of biochemistry and asked why people get so bent out of shape over graffiti on the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. I wrote a helluva lot of stories at the Sun. You can find most of them here.