For about 20 years I wrote a nature / science column in various newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including The Providence Journal. Recently I recorded an audio version of one of my nature essays (about fireflies) for the Rhode Island National Public Radio station (http://ripr.org/post/i-believe-rhode-island-hayfields-and-fireflies).
I have also written some science articles on birding and fisheres. I have been published in a technical birding (ornithological) journal (The Wilson Bulletin). In addition I write an occasional wine blog for the Standard Times of New Bedford, MA. I graduated from Brown University in 1983 and am related to James Thurber, but distantly.