I HAVE A LONG HISTORY, which isn't entirely a good thing. The good part: lots of great memories and much less cluelessness. The bad part: I probably won't be around in twenty years.

Just saying.

I was at UC Berkeley during the Free Speech movement, and a graduate student at Berkeley's Journalism School during it's heady first two years. After that I freelanced for national magazines at a time when you could do that and make a living. (See two of my stories in the Articles link on my Homepage.) I also edited magazines during their "Golden Age," when they were not yet digital, and wrote an adventure travel book, set in Borneo, that people say they can't put down even though they know I come out alive. (Still in print on Amazon.)

I've taken up photography because I can't stop wanting to have adventures, and also because learning to think visually keeps me on my toes. I consider myself a street photographer who stays around when I come upon something that kicks in my journalistic instincts. 


                                         Photo by Reed Cooper

                                        Photo by Reed Cooper

My book: "Shooting the Boh: One Woman's Voyage Down the Wildest River in Borneo."
My magazine feature stories: Published in the New York Times Magazine, the Village Voice, New West, Playboy, Ms., Redbook, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, California, and local newspapers and magazines.
My editorial jobs: Managing Editor of The Los Angeles Weekly; Northern California editor of California Magazine; Editor of The Berkeley Monthly; and Transitional Editor of San Francisco Magazine.