Tigers in the Greenhouse

In the summer of 1999, The Huntington was the focus of world-wide attention when it exhibited the first “Amorphophallus titanum” ever to bloom in California.


The worst job I ever had changed my life, it also got me subpoenaed by the Colorado State Attorney General’s office. I told the whole tale to Nick White and we worked together to turn part of that story into a podcast for UnFictional.

Bay of Smokes

Smog came to Los Angeles one morning like a stranded hitchhiker. It was July 8th, 1943, and we were at war, but this attack was something new. How Angelenos reacted to the fumes was clouded by reactions to their new enemy: Japan