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Since 2007, I've written case studies, whitepapers, and newsletters for consulting firms, technology companies, and technology startups.

 

My professional writing draws upon an earlier career in database development, an MBA in finance and accounting, and experience writing for a trade journal in financial technology.  

 

I also write book reviews, essays and articles on literature, and play guitar and ukulele.

 

Cervantes' talking dogs


"The Search for Dog in Cervantes"

Published on July 14, 2017 in the "Animal Narratology" special issue of Humanities, an open access journal.

This paper reconsiders the missing galgo from the first line in Don Quixote with a set of interlocking claims: first, that Cervantes initially established the groundwork for including a talking dog in Don Quixote; second, through improvisation Cervantes created a better Don Quixote by transplanting the idea for a talking dog to the Coloquio; and third, that Cervantes made oblique references to the concept of dogs having human intelligence within the novel.

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seattle review of books


I write book reviews for The Seattle Review of Books.

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the literature of talking dogs


Barking Humans (c) 2010 Taelyen LLC

"Narrative Complexity in the Talking-Dog Stories of Cervantes, Hoffmann, Gogol, Bulgakov, and Kafka"

A Thesis in the Field of Foreign Literature, Language, and Culture for the Degree of Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, Harvard University, March 2012

With the intent of developing a method for classifying talking-dog stories of critical interest, this thesis evaluates the extent, degree, and type of narrative complexity within the talking-dog stories of five canonical authors in world literature: “The Dogs’ Colloquy” by Miguel de Cervantes, “A Report on the Latest Adventures of the Dog Berganza” by E.T.A. Hoffmann, “Diary of a Madman” by Nikolai Gogol, Heart of a Dog by Mikhail Bulgakov, and “Researches of a Dog” by Franz Kafka.

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