The professional stuff: I am currently the online editor of The Weekly Standard. Previously, I was an editorial writer and columnist for the Washington Examiner. I worked as a reporter and staff writer at National Review Online. I've also worked at Hudson Insitute, USA Today and Market News International and written for publications too numerous to name. I've been a Global Prosperity Initiative fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and a Phillips Foundation grant winner.
The personal stuff: I'm lucky enough to be married to Mollie Ziegler Hemingway. She's a formidable journalist in her own right. She blogs for GetReligion, is an editor at Ricochet and a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal. We have two daughters, Evangeline Plum and Linden Katherine.
Where I'm calling from: I am originally from just outside Bend, Oregon -- a glorious youth misspent snowboarding and fishing. I graduated from the University of Oregon with a B.S. in journalism. As an undergrad there, I was an editor at the legendary Oregon Commentator.
Currently, my wife and I live in Alexandria, Virginia and attend church at Immanuel Lutheran.
I've been privileged to write a lot over years on a crazy array of topics. Here's some of the greatest hits:
Well you didn't ask, but you might as well know I used to be in a band. I played guitar in a band here in the D.C. area called Cartel. (Later we changed our name to Cedars because of trademark issues.) The first two songs from our demo, which was recorded by Jason Caddell of the legendary Dismemberment Plan, and the last one was recorded live from an appearance on the late, great WOXY in Cincinnati. We opened for some pretty cool bands such as Stellstarr*, Giant Drag, Sea Ray and Trash Can Sinatras. Suffice to say, I prefer marriage and fatherhood to spending every other weekend with four sweaty dudes in a van headed to New York, but it was fun while it lasted.
Anyway, some nice person put one of our songs on YouTube, if you're curious.