- Most recent publications
- Creative nonfiction
- Freelance articles
- Other blogs and websites
- Work in progress
- Creative nonfiction (beer, Oregon): “A Path from Pilsners to Oregon IPAs,” Travel Oregon, July 2017
- Creative nonfiction (memoir, Czechoslovakia): “Husák’s Children,” Star 82 Review, Issue #3.3, September 2015
- Creative nonfiction (travel, Cuba): “The Land of Lost Time,” Cargo Literary, Issue #3, August 2015
- 1st place, 15th Annual Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest for “A Demolition”
- “A Path from Pilsners to Oregon IPAs,” Travel Oregon, July 2017
- “Husák’s Children,” Star 82 Review, Issue #3.3, September 2015
- “The Land of Lost Time,” Cargo Literary, Issue #3, August 2015 [pdf]
- “A Visit,” Gravel, May 2015
- “Roses of Sarajevo,” Compass Cultura, Issue #5, December 15, 2014 [original website / pdf of original website / pdf of current website]
- “Walking Portland’s Great Divide,” Narratively, November 14, 2014
- “The Strange and Twisted Dream of Twin Peaks Nostalgia,” Twin Peaks Project, October 21, 2014 • With an introduction by Shya Scanlon, “Twin Peaks for Transplants”
- “A Demolition,” Oregon Quarterly, Summer 2014, pp. 26-29
- “Where Are You From?” Extract(s), April 3, 2014 (Discontinued) [ pdf ]
- “Sampling Summer’s Hike-Inspired Beers,” Oregon Beer Growler, November 2015, p. 5
- “A Beer Walk in the Woods,” Oregon Beer Growler, August 2015, p. 6 (cover story)
- “Something Is Brewing at Portland Food Carts,” Oregon Beer Growler, June 2015, p. 6
- “Pints and Poses: Yoga in Breweries Brings New Clientele,” Oregon Beer Growler, January 2015, p. 13 (cover story)
- “Bratislava Off the Beaten Path,” Mapping Megan, June 23, 2014
- “Going to the Quiet Side: Three Restful Beaches in Southern Thailand,” Nomad Is Beautiful, February 10, 2014
- “In Slovakia, a Citizen’s Effort To Build a Holocaust Memorial to His City’s Missing Jews,” Tablet, October 16, 2013
- “Tváre Belehradu” (Slovak original) [ “In a foreign city: Belgrade” (English translation) ], Týždeň, 45/2013, November 4, 2013 [jpg]
- “Len futbal tu spája” (Slovak original) [ “In a foreign city: Sarajevo”(English translation) ], Týždeň, 39/2013, September 23, 2013 [jpg]
- “V cudzom meste” (Slovak original) [ “In a foreign city – Prague” (English translation) ], Týždeň, 33/2013, August 12, 2013 [jpg]
- “Living and breathing jazz,” Oregon Jewish Life, February 2013, p. 49 [pdf]
- “S.E. Food Project engages Inner Southeast neighbors,” The Bee, February 2013 [pdf]
- “Relish Gastropub to open in Westmoreland,” The Bee, December 2012 [pdf]
- “Westmoreland’s Keana’s Candyland continues to fight for survival,” The Bee, December 2012 [pdf]
- “Westmoreland residents to lead city’s Russian Old New Year celebration,” The Bee, December 2012 [pdf]
- “Sellwood PTA Christmas project benefits families in need,” The Bee, December 2012 [pdf]
- “Diversity in nursing,” Oregon Jewish Life, November 2012, p. 17 [pdf]
- “Westmoreland coffee shop changes hands…and atmosphere,” The Bee, November 2012, p. 19 [pdf]
- “Oaks Park hosts Fresh Hop Beer Fest,” The Bee, November 2012, p. 13 [pdf]
- “Mussar dinner emphasizes ethics, friendship,” Oregon Jewish Life, October 2012, pp. 46-47 [pdf]
- “Bike Commute Challenge sends SE riders on the road,” The Bee, October 2012, p. 14 [pdf]
- “Two-time Grammy winner appears in Brooklyn recital,” The Bee, October 2012, p. 31 [pdf]
- “‘Westmoreland Brewfest’ cultivates new tradition,” The Bee, September 2012 [pdf]
- “Restaurant next to Moreland Theater reopens with new name and ‘family brewpub’,” The Bee, September 2012 [pdf]
- “Elder advocates for environment, good causes,” Oregon Jewish Life, September 2012, pp. 38-40 [pdf]
- “Cedar Sinai Park honors the Fifth Commandment with comprehensive care,” Oregon Jewish Life, August 2012, pp. 63-64 [pdf]
- “Bottoms Up at Chervona’s Xmas Song Video Shoot Set,” reprinted in Oregon Music News with an introduction by Stephanie Salvey, January 9, 2012 [pdf]
- “Praha My Prague: A Micro-Memoir,” Czechmate Diary, November 25, 2011
- April 22, 2010 – 40th Earth Day, in: the3six5: 365 days, 365 points of view, [pdf]
- “Use crowdsourcing for social and environmental sustainability,” Sustainable Business Oregon, May 21, 2010
- “Circling Back to the Market” and “Keynote Sticks and Stings”, Springboard Innovation Blog, April 2010
- 12 guest posts on sustainable marketing, 3BL Media, 2009-2010
- “Measuring the Environmental Impact of Marketing Communications,” Sustainable Brands, February 3, 2010; “Positioning from the Systems Thinking Perspective,” Sustainable Brands, December, 7, 2009; “Why Authentic Marketing is Hard (and How to Make it Easier),” Sustainable Brands, September 23, 2009
- “How to Find the Right Sustainable Builder or Remodeler,” Edmiston Design Build Blog, September 15, 2009
- “Why Jacquie Ottman’s ‘Green Marketing’ Remains Relevant,” Jacquie Ottman’s Green Marketing Blog, September 8, 2009
- “Knitting a Brand in 3 Steps,” Drew’s Marketing Minute, February 20, 2009
- Sustainable Marketing Blog (offline)
- Review of Michael E. Brown (ed.), The International Dimensions of Internal Conflict, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1996, in: Southeast European Politics, Vol. V, No. 1, June 2004, pp. 103-105 [pdf – p. 10]
- “Images of Yugoslavia: Past and Present,”The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Vol. 3, no. 3-4, March/June 2004, pp. 82-87 [pdf ]
- Review of Jasna Dragović-Soso, “Saviours of the Nation”: Serbia’s Intellectual Opposition and the Revival of Nationalism, London: Hurst & Company, 2002, and Ivan Čolović, The Politics of Symbol in Serbia: Essays in Political Anthropology, translated from the Serbian by Celia Hawkesworth, London: Hurst & Company, London, 2002, in: The Global Review of Ethnopolitics, Vol. 3, no. 2, January 2004, pp. 95-97 [pdf – p. 7]
Part manifesto, part field manual, the book rethinks draws upon the tenets of guerrilla warfare outlined by Sun Tzu, Che Guevara, and others, to introduce guerrilla yardwork as both a yardvolutionary philosophy and an effective practice for every first-time home owner strapped for cash and pressed for time.
Guerrilla yardwork utilizes the element of surprise to launch small, repetitive attacks at unpredictable times and locations around the yard to weaken Bad Nature and promote Good Nature in Her stead. Offensive, highly mobile, and fluid in character, guerrilla yardwork is marked by swift action of short duration, followed by rapid withdrawal.
The yard won’t know what hit it.
The Collapse of Federations: Elite Political Mobilization in the Dissolutions of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia
Why did seemingly stable East European federations, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, break up after the collapse of state socialism? Modernization under state socialism, which aimed to equalize economic development levels between regions in the two federations, caused the respective ethnic elites to elevate their aspiration levels, claim relative deprivation, and mobilize in pursuit of resources. Ethnic elites of the economically inferior groups mobilized to demand more resources and concessions from and within their respective federations; the economically dominant groups mobilized defensively to protect their status. In the complex pattern of interacting and mutually reinforcing mobilizations, enabled by a considerable external shock in the international political arena, the defensive, resource-driven mobilization of political elites of the economically dominant ethnic groups resulted in the dissolution of the two federations.
The Portland Bottom Line is a collaborative exploration of sustainable practices for small businesses. Organized into 12 sections along the triple bottom line of People, Planet, and Prosperity, the book explores how small businesses can effectively and efficiently shift toward sustainability and thrive. In their short essays 51 small-business people from the City of Roses share their experiences with sustainability in their companies and offer actionable ideas, valuable practices, and practical tips that any small business can implement tomorrow. The Portland Bottom Line demonstrates how small businesses can innovate to put people before profit, help restore the ecosystem, and prosper.
Contributors collectively chose MercyCorps NW to receive 100% of net profit from the sales of The Portland Bottom Line
- “Returning to Portland,” Our Portland Story 3 – forthcoming (2018?)
- “Conversation as a Driver of Social Sustainability,” in: Gavin Heaton and Drew McLellan, eds., Age of Conversation 3: It’s Time to Get Busy!, Chanel V Books, 2010 — BUY NOW
- “We the People: Social Media and Sustainability,” in: Jeff Caswell, ed., Connect: Marketing in the Social Media Era, Blurb, 2009 (Out of print)
- Where Is Your Toothbrush? – A travel website exploring how to feel at home anywhere in the world through food and drink.
- American Robotnik – A blog where I explored (2011-2015) the experience of immigration to the United States from Central Europe.
- I ♥ Slovakia – A travel website highlighting the best of my homeland for visitor and travelers alike.
I am hyperactive.
- Bubbles for a Spirit Level (in drafting stage) – A fictionalized memoir / autobiographical novel about a boy growing up in Communist Party-ruled Czechoslovakia, through the Velvet Revolution, and the country’s breakup, and becoming a man in capitalist, independent Slovakia
- Remembering Yugoslavia (in research and outlining stage) – A generation on, how do people in Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, and Kosovo remember Yugoslavia?
- How to Be an Immigrant (in researching and drafting-for-blog stage) – An essay collection about the trials and tribulations of settling in the U.S. and becoming an American.
- The Collectors Dossier (in drafting stage) – A novel in fragments.