Hi, I’m Josh.


I love to tell sto­ries. From my work as a jour­nal­ist, think tanker, mil­i­tary intel­li­gence ana­lyst, and social media per­son­al­i­ty, to my work as a com­mu­ni­ca­tions con­sul­tant for non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions and advo­ca­cy groups, I thrive on using lan­guage to explain the world around us — in all its com­pli­cat­ed, won­der­ful, messy, beau­ti­ful glo­ry.

While I used to exclu­sive­ly cov­er nation­al secu­ri­ty, I’ve expand­ed my focus — yes, pol­i­tics, still, but also LGBT equal­i­ty, fic­tion books, the odd film, tech­nol­o­gy pol­i­cy, and why col­o­niz­ing Mars is such a bad idea (yes, real­ly). You can find them on this site using the menu above.

That’s me in Guan­tanamo Bay, Cuba. It is quite an inter­est­ing place. Maybe some day, I can tell some sto­ries about that place, too. In the mean­time I am enjoy­ing life in the most oppo­site place to Cuba I can think of: the Rock­ies.