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The random luck of life

  I’m thinking about making my fourth trip to India, a place that, (in my mind), is the most interesting land of all lands. I first visited India when I was 12 years old. On that trip, the rigidness of the caste system deeply impacted me. Here’s a short story about one defining moment on that trip in 1996. The train to…

LIVE on CNN

I got a call on my way into work this morning from a producer at CNN who was reviewing my iReports that I submitted last night. We had a conversation about the amount of time I spent at the National Equality March and the range of people I interviewed – and then that was that. At…

Citizen Journalism's Big Impact

Last week I spoke to a Georgetown University class on the use of social media, video and blogs in the election. Alan Rosenblatt of Center for American Progress, also the Professor, invited me. I opened up with some stories about my experience blogging and reporting for MTV, and then listened as Netroots Rising authors, Lowell Feld and…