I was quite content doing the shopping and the cooking and yelling history to 13th graders part-time and had zero intention of ever blogging again. But then the U.S. had an election. Now I figure the more media, the better, especially local media, and maybe super especially in Nevada. And I used to know how to blog.
For people who never saw the original version of the Gleaner, or for people who don’t know who I am, here more or less are the main points of my almost-successful career:
- U.S. History instructor, UNLV, 2012-present
- Daily TV program host and political commentator, Las Vegas NBC affiliate, 2011-2014
- Las Vegas Gleaner, 2005-2012 – in its heyday acknowledged locally and nationally as the most important progressive blog in Nevada
- Columnist, Las Vegas CityLife, 2007-2013
- Energy and water policy analyst, Public Citizen, 2001-2005
- Senior editor, Las Vegas CityLife, 1999-2001
- Editor, Las Vegas Business Press 1997-1999
- Casper (Wyoming) Star-Tribune, 1989-1996. Energy & environment reporter, politics reporter, assistant managing editor, acting editor
There’s also some freelance writing and the occasional consulting gig and a bunch of other stuff, some of which I remember. In any case, I admittedly am not a modest person, but I submit that it is fair to say I’ve got the experience necessary to write an informed, reported, and credible blog that doesn’t suck. That’s the goal, anyway.
On the premise that every little bit helps…