As a staff writer for the Lodi News-Sentinel and Earth.com, I write about history, entertainment, the environment, pets, and other topics. I also write speculative fiction.
My cat, Sparrow, has been an extremely important and entertaining part of my life for nine years. She stomps around like an elephant — feline grace is a foreign concept to her. She begs for yogurt, eats anything made of paper I leave lying around (like bills, oops), loves it when I whistle terrible pop songs, and never gets tired of a good petting session.