My background is interdisciplinary, my interests many and wide-ranging. I was educated at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and at Trinity College, Dublin, where I received a first-class honours degree in Modern History. I work as a musician and as an independent editor, though I constantly strive to interweave my work and my personal pursuits into one creatively integrated life.
My passion for reading, words, and language brought me into my work as a writer and editor, as well as an enthusiastic participant in the burgeoning field of independent magazine publishing. Since 2015, I have been copy- and sub-editor of the seminal Offscreen, working alongside indie magazine pioneer Kai Brach to bring refinement and clarity to its content. I was the co-founder and editor of Éirways, a magazine about Irish culture and people at home and around the world. Other projects include work for the journal An Píobaire in Dublin, Superorganizers (part of the Everything bundle of Substack publications), Boston College, and The MacArthur Foundation.
On the musical side, I am a performer, producer, and artistic director. This work has taken me around the world: to Broadway, Carnegie Hall, and The Kennedy Center, to L'Olympia and the Folies Bergères in Paris, and to theatres from Shanghai to São Paulo. I am a member of the trio Open the Door for Three.
I am an enthusiastic cook and baker, a collector of Provençal culinary pottery, an avid crossword-completer, a devotee of Irish uilleann piping and Cape Breton fiddle playing, a voracious reader, and a frequent – perhaps maddening – cross-country punner.
I am humbled to have once been described by the legendary author and broadcaster Studs Terkel* as ‘a one-man ecumenical movement’. In that spirit, I truly seek to listen, read, write, cook, observe, travel, ask questions, and pursue the unexpected with equal curiosity.