Op-Ed: Drone Surveillance

Should the police be able to watch your every move using drones? I wrote about this issue in the Star-Ledger (NJ.com). The use of drones in Elizabeth, NJ and other cities sets a precedent for perpetual, unwarranted surveillance by law enforcement. While police have previously used drones for specific purposes (and, in fact, limited use …

Reading in Philadelphia

Last week I read an excerpt from my novel-in-progress at the Philadelphia Stories Winter 2018 issue launch party. I had a great time–I’ve been working on this project for a while, and it was exciting to finally share a little piece of it. It was also wonderful to meet other writers, artists, and literature lovers …

Thinking through environmental consequences

One thing I’ve learned in my sustainability classes is that sometimes “green” solutions aren’t always so green. By solving one problem, you might be creating another. It’s essential to evaluate entire lifecycles and supply chains to determine whether one solution actually has less environmental impact.  Here are a few examples: 1)      Electric vehicles: Because electric …