Articles and White Papers Published

We Need to Break the Multigenerational Cycle of Family Violence.” (Commentary.) San Antonio Express-News. May 17, 2022.

Spike in Domestic Violence is an Epidemic within COVID.” (Commentary.) San Antonio Express-News. December 11, 2020.

Bexar County Election Day FAQs.” Medium. November 2, 2020.

Frontline workers in the U.S.: race, ethnicity, and gender.” (International academic journal.) International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (N-IUSSP). September 7, 2020.

COVID, Poverty Burden Frontline Workers.” (Commentary.) San Antonio Express-News. July 11, 2020.

The Wage Gap is Shocking — and Latinas in Particular Suffer from it.” (Commentary.)  Medium. November 20, 2019.

What I Learned from Looking at ~100K Domestic Violence Cases in San Antonio and Bexar County.” Medium. October 20, 2019. (Medium’s editors chose this as a story to highlight on their site.)

Too Few Degrees of Separation: Domestic Violence in San Antonio.” (Commentary). Rivard Report. October 16, 2019.

Examining 20 Years of Misdemeanor Family Violence Offenses in Bexar County,” with Roger Enriquez, J.D. (lead author.) (September, 2019.) San Antonio, TX: University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Policy Studies Center.

Examining 10 Years of Felony Family Violence Offenses in Bexar County,” with Roger Enriquez, J.D. (lead author.) (August, 2019.) San Antonio, TX: University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Policy Studies Center.

Home Flipping Trends in San Antonio,” by Roger Enriquez, J.D. (co-author). (July, 2019.) San Antonio, TX: University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Policy Studies Center.

Save ‘Battered’ for Fish Sticks and Chicken Tenders: Domestic Violence Language Needs an Upgrade.” (Commentary.) Medium. July 24, 2019. (Medium’s editors chose this as a story to highlight on their site.)

Lack of Family Violence Data Hinders Progress.” (Commentary.) The San Antonio Express-News. July 21, 2019.

Recognizing Domestic Violence as an Economic Issue Can Save Lives.” (Commentary.) Rivard ReportJune 6, 2019.

“The Status of Women in San Antonio,” by Rogelio Sáenz, Ph.D. (co-author). (May, 2019.) San Antonio, TX: The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. Brief. Full report.

The Strength –and Worth–of a Good Apology.” Medium. March 2, 2019.

Is Social Media Killing Our Creativity?Medium. February 23, 2019.

In Winter’s Depths: The Shortest Days of the Year Offer a Great Opportunity for Reflection, Stillness and Contemplation” Medium. December 29, 2018.

2018: The Year of Bashing Strong Women in San Antonio. (Commentary.) Rivard Report. December 24, 2018.

She Served: Women Veterans Are Also a Big Part of Military City, USAMedium. November 12, 2018.

On the Map: Where Military Veterans Choose to Live in and around San Antonio, Texas.” Medium. November 11, 2018.

Kicked to the Curb: How Eviction Can Make Poverty’s Impacts Even Worse.” Medium. September 10, 2018.

Bexar County on the Move — Who’s Moving In, Who’s Moving Out, and Where.” Medium. August 26, 2018.

“Headed for the Country: Women Veterans, Homelessness and Rural America.” Medium. August 14, 2018.

Unsung Hero: How Utility Assistance Plays a Vital Role in Helping the Poor.” Medium. July 22, 2018.

Is Your State Ready to Accommodate Women Veterans When They Are Homeless?Medium. July 16, 2018.

Hidden Numbers: Why More Women Veterans May be Homeless Than You Realize.” Medium. July 9, 2018.

Keeping Silent: Women Veterans, Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness.” Medium. April 8, 2018.

What’s a Child Care Desert? And Why It Should Matter if You’re Living in One.” Medium. March 31, 2018.

Measuring Poverty with a Yardstick.” Medium. March 14, 2018.

Hardship Personified: Single Mothers and Single Mothers of Color.” Medium. February 18, 2018.

The Poverty Pyramid: Whos’ Got it Worst in America?” Medium. February 5, 2018.

New Film Seeks to Capture, Preserve Black History in Majority-Hispanic San Antonio.” Medium. January 28, 2018.

Connecting the Dots: Does Military Sexual Trauma Exacerbate Women Veterans’ Experience of Homelessness?” Medium. January 23, 2018.

Moving On: Why Poverty Means You Move More, and Why That Matters. Medium. January 21, 2018.

The Basics of Military Sexual Trauma: A Primer.” The Huffington Post. January 4, 2018.

Leaving the Military Wasn’t My Idea: How Separation Status May Affect Homelessness in Women Veterans.” The Huffington Post. December 27, 2017.

Base Rates: U.S. Military Bases by Rates of Sexual Assault Reports Filed.”The Huffington Post. December 5, 2017.

Post Office murals depict S.A. role in Texas history.” San Antonio Express-News. November 29, 2017.

Literacy Lives: How Someone You Probably Never Heard of Deserves the Nobel Prize.” The Huffington Post. October 21, 2017.

Left Behind: In San Antonio, Nation’s 7th Largest City, More Than 100K Lack a Ninth Grade Education.” The Huffington Post. October 9, 2017.

San Antonio and the Geography of Poverty.” The Huffington Post. October 2, 2017.

Looking through an Equity Lens at San Antonio.” The Huffington Post. September 26, 2017.

“Ethel Wilson Harris a Visionary Preservationist.” (Alternative title, “A Force of Nature: Ethel Wilson Harris.”) San Antonio Express-News. June 26, 2017.

Don’t Leave Fido Behind: Homelessness Impacts Women Veterans and Their Pets.” The Huffington Post. June 13, 2017.

Tile Murals on River Walk Are Hidden Treasures Worth Hunting.” San Antonio Express-News. June 11, 2017.

Personal Organizers: Planning for Success.” The Huffington Post. June 3, 2017.

Stress, Burnout, Secondary Trauma, Self-Care and Social Support.The Huffington Post. May 19, 2017.

Homeless Women Veterans Are Veterans with an Important Difference.” The Huffington Post. May 17, 2017.

No Longer Invisible: Women Veterans and Homelessness after Military Service.” The Huffington Post. May 2, 2017.

Homeless Women Veterans Struggle to Be Seen.” The Huffington Post. April 2, 2017.

The Path Home for Women Veterans.” The Huffington Post. February 21, 2017.

Camaraderie Offsets Trauma for Women Veterans.The Huffington Post. February 14, 2017.

Into the Gap: Women Veterans Describe Homelessness.The Huffington Post. February 7, 2017.

There’s a New Face for Veteran Homelessness, and She’s Female.” Garnet News. February 1, 2017.

GI Jane Needs a Place to Sleep.The Huffington Post. February 1, 2017.

Interview with Gen MacManiman: The 5 Keys to Health.” Medium. January 8, 2017.

What I Learned from 250 Hours of Hospice Care.” The Rivard Report. November 30, 2016.

Interview with Valerie Cooksley, R.N. on Aromatherapy and Essential Oils.” Medium. September 4, 2016.

Sound Health: Music as Medicine for the New Millennium, Part II.” Medium. August 27, 2016

Sound Health: Music as Medicine for the New Millennium, Part I.” Medium. August 20, 2016.

Portrait of a Healing Muse: Eileen Hadidian.” Medium. August 13, 2016.

Summer Listening: Did You Miss These Great Podcasts?” Medium. August 6, 2016.

Vietnam Veterans and the ‘Hard Work of Healing’.” MediumAugust 1, 2016.

Unique UTSA Collection Puts Spotlight on Women at War.” The Rivard Report. November 11, 2015.

Women Veterans: Ever Been Homeless?” The Huffington Post. September 23, 2015.

Into the Breach: Fixing Smiles for Homeless Veterans.” The Rivard Report. August 16, 2015.

yep Threads: The Right Word for a Righteous Cause.” The Rivard Report. June 30, 2015.

Lighting Up Dark Fiber: San Antonio’s Broadband Plan.” The Rivard Report. June 15, 2015.

City Leaders Hear Strategies to End Veteran Homelessness.” The Rivard Report. June 3, 2015.

TEDWomen Goes Local Friday Night at Eilan.” The Rivard Report. May 28, 2015.

Operation Never-Ending Stories Honors the Fallen.” The Rivard Report. May 19, 2015.

San Antonio’s Veteran Voices: Compelling Stories.” The Rivard Report. May 13, 2015.

Veterans: Serving and Healing in Community.” The Huffington Post. May 12, 2015.

Showtime for Showdown: H-E-B Contest Winners Announced.The Rivard Report. May 9, 2015.

Tonight: Protest at Karnes Civil Detention Center.The Rivard Report. April 16, 2015.

Techstars ‘Demo Day 2015’ Unveils 10 New Cloud Startups.” The Rivard Report. April 10, 2015.

Accelerating Success: Techstars ‘Demo Day’ This Thursday.” The Rivard Report. April 6, 2015.

Father David Garcia: Man on a Mission.” The Rivard Report. April 4, 2015.

Budget Cuts: San Antonio Gives the Army Something to Think About.” The Rivard Report. April 1, 2015.

The Big Sort: San Antonio Scores High on Economic Segregation.” The Rivard Report. March 9, 2015.

“Path of Change: Emmett’s Career, Shipping’s Evolution Entwined.” BreakBulk magazine. January/February issue, 2015.

Top Diabetes Doc: Science and Medicine Are Tools for Justice.” The Rivard Report. February 12, 2015.

Can SeatSmart Change the Secondary Ticket Market?” The Rivard Report. February 10, 2015.

San Antonio’s First WordCamp Draws Cheers.” The Rivard Report. January 27, 2015.

Warrick Calls for Elimination of Security Alarm Fee.” The Rivard Report. January 23, 2015.

Geekdom 2014: Moving, Growing, Geeking.” The Rivard Report. January 1, 2015.

Earn-a-Bike Day Two: Along for the Ride.” The Rivard Report. December 15, 2014.

Kids Build and Earn New Bikes on the Westside.” The Rivard Report. December 14, 2014.

Civil Rights Icon to Speak at the Briscoe.” The Rivard Report. December 3, 2014.

The New Face of Veteran Homelessness.” The Texas Tribune. November 10, 2014.

Phil Klay’s ‘Redeployment,’ and the Responsibility of Wartime Storytelling.” The Rivard Report. October 31, 2014.

Beyond the Hype, a Reasoned Look at Ebola.” The Rivard Report. October 23, 2014.

Try This at Home: ReadyRosie Deployed in San Antonio.” The Rivard Report. October 2, 2014.

Veterans Share Their Stories on Stage at the Tobin.” The Rivard Report. September 28, 2014.

Síclovía: More Than Symbolic Impact on City’s Health and Fitness.” The Rivard Report. September 23, 2014.

Participation Democracy: An Evening with Constitution Café.” The Rivard Report. September 18, 2014.

BiblioTech Turns One amid Festivities and City-County Debate.The Rivard Report. September 14, 2014.

Fotoseptiembre: Focused on the Artist and the Image.” The Rivard Report. September 4, 2014.

The Ice Bucket Challenge in the Age of Social Media.The Rivard Report. August 26, 2014.

San Antonio’s New Deal Post Office Murals.” The Rivard Report. August 4, 2014.

The Texas Water Exchange: A Market Emerges.The Rivard Report. June 26, 2014.

Poetry, Music Mark Mission Marquee’s Official Opening.The Rivard Report. June 8, 2014.

3 Day Startup: Geeking Out on Cybersecurity Pitches.” The Rivard Report. May 29, 2014.

How San Antonio Can Compete for Cyberbusiness.” The Rivard Report. May 13, 2014. Link:

“San Antonio: The Next Hub for Cyber?” United States Cybersecurity magazine. Spring 2014 issue. April, 2014.

“‘Tis the Season — for Sensible Charitable Giving.The Huffington Post. (Commentary.) December 20, 2013.

Don’t Leave Military Family Caregivers Out of the Picture.” The Huffington Post. (Commentary.) November 27, 2013.

Unsung Heroes, Military Caregivers.” The Houston Chronicle. (Commentary.) November 11, 2013.

Lending a Hand Often Helps Start Healing Process.” The Houston Chronicle. (Commentary.) September 26, 2013.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Family of a Vet, on “Averting Suicide with a Helping Hand: Learn How You Can Help.” Audio is linked here. September 24, 2013.)

Can a Helping Hand Avert a Veteran Suicide? I Believe It Can” in Military Times “Veterans Report” section. September 23, 2013.

(Spoke at the MOAA “Warrior-Family Symposium 2013” in Washington, on “Innovative Mental Health Solutions.” September 12, 2013. Video linked here.)

Can a Helping Hand Avert a Veteran Suicide? I Believe it Can.” Vantage Point: Dispatches from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. September 13, 2013. (commentary).

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect to Defend Himself at Trial.” Agence France-Presse (AFP). June 4, 2013. (straight news/wire service).

Michelle Wilmot, the Desert Warrior, Practices Art as Combat Healing.” Adobe Airstream. April 23, 2013. (Arts / entertainment.)

Honoring Their Service: In Tarrant County, Military Veterans Find a Strong Safety Net.” Fort Worth Weekly. April 3, 2013. (Cover story.)

Lackland: Where Are the Male Victims?San Antonio Express-News. January 8, 2013. (Op-Ed piece.)

Stained Glass with ‘Heart and Soul’.” San Antonio Express-News. June 22, 2012. (feature.)

Neurosurgeon Morgese Takes Leadership Role at Napa’s Queen of the Valley Hospital.” Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. March 18, 2012.

U.S. Opens Kinder, Gentler Immigrant Jail.” (Straight news, wire story.) Agence France-Presse (AFP). March 14, 2012.

Nieves Created AUL to Make Insurance Easier.” (Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. October 18, 2011.

4D Ultrasound Offers Families Glimpses of Their Babies-to-Be.” (Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. September 10, 2011.

SpitBucket: Wine Accessories with a Wink.” (Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. August 9, 2011.

Medical Surgical Innovations Born Here.” (Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. July 12, 2011.

Interviewed on “The Impact Report” with Katherine Lanpher about military suicides, and whether President Obama should reverse his official policy of not sending condolence letters to their families (he later did reverse it, and now does). July 7, 2011.

Untying the Fine Art of Jewelry Repair and Redesign.” (Business profile.) Napa Valley Register. April 6, 2011.

Farmers and veterans: Outstanding in their field.” (Program helps veterans become farmers.) (Op-Ed commentary.) Napa Valley Register. November, 2010.

Program helps veterans become farmers.” (Op-Ed commentary.) St. Helena Star.
November, 2010.

Combat trauma afflicts women, men alike.” (Op-Ed commentary.) Napa Valley Register.
October, 2010.

On Memorial Day: Exposing Tough Truths to Prevent Invisible Casualties.” (Military Sexual Trauma [MST] and/or PTSD.) Women’s Voices for Change. May 31, 2010.

100 Days of Internal Fortitude.” (Establishing a personal Qi Gong practice.) Women’s
Voices for Change
. May 18, 2010.

Celebrating Turning 18.” (Foster parenting.) Women’s Voices for Change. January 4, 2010.

Heavenly Quaff: Observations from ‘Champagne Tasting Heaven.” (Food and wine feature.) The Weekly Calistogan. January, 2010.

Bring on the Bubbly! St. Helena Wine Center hosts third annual ‘Champagne
Tasting Heaven’
.” (food and wine feature.) St. Helena Star. December, 2009.

Barreling into Beauty.” (art feature.) Napa Valley Register. January, 2010.
(Also published in Inside Napa Valley magazine, November, 2009.)

Napa Valley Kitchen Gallery offers a garden of cookware delights.” (feature story, home and garden-related.) Napa Valley Register. November, 2009. (Also published
in Inside Napa Valley magazine, November, 2009.)

In Memory of Colleen Mussolino, and Other Women Veterans Who
Also Served and Suffered
.” (Military sexual trauma [MST].) Women’s
Voices for Change
. October 12, 2009.

Harvest havoc, but Cab coming through.” (straight news/food and wine industry.) Napa Valley Register. October, 2009.

St. Helena is Good for Your Health.” (feature story/health and wellness, tourism/travel.) St. Helena Star. October, 2009.

Great wine and food pairings for the truly perplexed” (interview with Dan Dawson,
proprietor of Back Room Wines.) (feature story/business/food and wine.) Napa
Valley Register. October, 2009.

Remembering 9/11: Two events serve to remind and educate on
attack’s anniversary
.” (straight news.) Napa Valley Register. September, 2009.

Spa Town, USA’: Calistoga has been a wellness destination for decades.” (feature story/health and wellness/travel and tourism.) The Weekly Calistogan.
September, 2009.

Combat veterans, families pay heavy price,” (guest commentary), St. Helena
. July, 2009.

Honoring the sacrifices of veterans still needs work,” (guest commentary), The Weekly
. June, 2009.

Committee discusses trees at Carnegie building,” (straight news/council meeting.) St. Helena Star. May, 2009.

Backlash over tree-cutting continues,” (straight news.) St. Helena Star. April, 2009.

Saturday bicycling event raises funds for local nonprofits,” (straight news.) St. Helena
. April, 2009.

Multicultural committee mulls ‘youth awareness’,” (straight news.) St. Helena
. April, 2009.

How a Small Community Can Cope with Great Loss,” (feature/mental health/trauma.) St. Helena Star.  April, 2009. (Article and photos.)

A Grief Almost Beyond Understanding: How Does a Small Community Cope
with Such Great Loss?
” (feature/mental health/trauma.) The Weekly
April, 2009. (Article and photos.)

How St. Helenans, others cope after the crash that killed the Jacobsons,” (straight news/feature combo.) Napa Valley Register. April, 2009. (Article and

Graders Spell Their Way to Success“>,” (straight news.) St. Helena Star. March, 2009. “>Article and photos.)

Spelling Bee Champ Counts Win on ‘Abacus’.” (straight news.) The Weekly Calistogan.
March, 2009. (Article and photos.)

Festive Pioneer Christmas.” (feature story.) St. Helena Star.
December, 2008. (Article and photos.)

Advocating for Napa’s Veterans.” (feature story/profile.) Napa
Valley Register
. November, 2008.

Ambrose Bierce Slept Here? Tracking Down the Upvalley’s ‘Man
of Mystery
‘”. (feature story.) Napa Valley Register. October, 2008. (Article and

“New Directions in Technology: Process Engineering vs. “Just Doing Things the Way We’ve Always Done Them.”  Bar Bulletin.  January, 2004.

“Save Your Labor, Save Your Time: Let Document Templates Do the Work for You.”  Bar Bulletin.  August, 2003.

“Information Just Wants to be Free: Using the Freedom of Information Act and the Public Disclosure Act.”  Bar Bulletin.  July, 2003.

“Portrait of a Healing Muse: Eileen Hadidian.”  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. January, 2003.

“A Quick Look at Music, Medicine, Death & Dying.”  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
.  December, 2002.

“Ten Things You Might be Surprised to Learn about Bankruptcy.”  Bar
November, 2002.

“Music as Medicine for the New Millennium, Part II: Dr. Arthur Harvey.”  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
.  November, 2002.

“Music as Medicine for the New Millennium, Part I: Joshua Leeds.”  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. October, 2002.

“Strange Brew: What’s Really in Our Drinking Water, Bottled or Otherwise,” Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
.  August/September, 2002.

“The Lawyer’s Writer: Gary Kinder Achieves Success in Dual Role,”  Bar
  July, 2002.

“Other Faces of Holism: Interview with Mikelann Valterra, Holistic Financial
Counselor,” Townsend Letter  for Doctors & Patients.  July, 2002.

“Other Faces of Holism: Interview with Stefani Quane, Holistic Attorney (Part
II),” Townsend Letter  for Doctors & PatientsJune, 2002.

“Setting Up a Home Office in 10 Easy Steps,” Bar Bulletin.  May, 2002.

“The Cultural Creative and Other Faces of Holism: Interview with Stefani Quane,
Holistic Attorney,” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.  May, 2002.

“Andrew Weil, M.D. on Chinese Medicine for HIV & AIDS,” Townsend Letter for Doctors & PatientsApril, 2002.

“Feeling the Pinch: Credit Scoring Affects Local Auto Insurance Rates,” Bar
  March, 2002.

“Rescuing Wrinkles with Alpha-Lipoic Acid,” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.
February/March, 2002.

“Interview with Nicholas Perricone, M.D., on aging skin and ALA.  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
  February/March, 2002.

“Who Cares about Copyright?  A Few Reasons Why Maybe You Should,” Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
January, 2002.

“Natural Stress Relief: Do-It-Yourself Spa Treatments That Relax Body and Soul,” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.  December, 2001.

“The Low-Tech, De-Stress Toolkit,” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.
December, 2001.

“Recovering from Chronic Fatigue,” (personal essay).  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.  November, 2001.

“Mad Cow in a Pill: What Are We Risking with Glandular Supplements?” (A panel discussion with three experts).  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.
October, 2001.

“A Patient’s Journal with CLL,” (Guest commentary by Andrew Schorr, co-founder of  Townsend Letter for Doctors & PatientsAugust/September,

“Interview with Rhonda Sapp Armero, L.Ac., M.Ac., NADA certified, on using auricular acupuncture for drug detoxification in a prison setting (Baltimore, MD).  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
July, 2001.

“Jet City Gems: The Many Facets of Seattle’s Emerging Jewelry Scene”  Metropolitan
magazine.  June, 2001.

“Interview with Ralph Golan, M.D. on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (“IBD”), with sidebar
on case history of one patient and another sidebar on bee propolis.  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
  June, 2001.

“Sneezing & Wheezing with Seasonal Allergies: How about Some Natural Relief?”
Townsend Letter for Doctors & PatientsMay, 2001.

“Natural Medicine in Canada: Does it Survive, or Thrive?”  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
  April, 2001.

“The (Holistic) Doctor Is In: Seattle Sets National Pace in Alternative
Medicine.”  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.  February/March, 2001.

“Making a Stink: Nova Scotia Strikes a Blow for the Chemically Sensitive.”  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
  January, 2001.

“Natural Medicine: British Columbia Leads the Way.”  Shared Vision (Canada).  January, 2001.

“Heck No, We Won’t Go!” Baby Boomers Take Aging by Storm.  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. November/December, 2000.

“A Handful of Honest Seeds, Sown into the Wind”–Sowings of the Earth (the Terre de
Semences catalog from Europe).  Review.  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients.
October, 2000.

“Living Libido Loca”: Natural Libido Enhancers for Men and Women.  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
.  August/September, 2000.

The Natural First Aid Kit: Herbs, Homeopathy & Essential Oils.  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. July, 2000.

Art on the Edge: Defining the Eastside’s Arts Scene.  Metropolitan Living.
June, 2000.

Interview with Gabriel de Santino, founder of Gabriel Cosmetics.  Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. June, 2000.

If The Future’s On the Web, Is There a Website in Your Future?  Helping Holistic
Healers (Hesitantly) Online.”  Townsend Letter for Doctors & PatientsMay, 2000.

Interview with Anne Jeffres, M.S., L.Ac., on Five Element acupuncture.  Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
  April, 2000.

Interview with Suzanne Marlatt, breast cancer survivor.  Townsend Letter for Doctors & PatientsFebruary/March, 2000.

The Holistic Doctor is “In”: How the Northwest Leads the Nation in Natural
Medicine. Metropolitan Living.  February, 2000.

“Those Precious ZZZzzzs: Remedies for Sleeplessness.”  Mother Nature’s
Health Journal
.  December, 1999.

“Fibromyalgia Sufferers Want Natural Relief.” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. January, 2000.

“Gunpowder, Peach Leaves & Turpentine: A Look at ‘Natural’ Medicine in 19th Century
America.” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. December, 1999.

“Don’t Touch Me in the Morning: Natural Relief for Fibromyalgia Sufferers.” Mother
Nature’s Health Journal
. November, 1999.

“Mad Cow Now: The Risk of Disease Continues.” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. November, 1999.

“The EMF Controversy: Did Scientist Fake Data?” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. November, 1999.

Interview with Craig Weatherby, author of The Arthritis Bible. Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
. August/September, 1999.

“Baby Boomers Changing the Face of Aging.” Mother Nature’s Health Journal.
July 7, 1999 (

“Using Natural Medicine to Overcome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Self-Help
Materials.” Seattle: Self Health Press (1999.)

“Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen: Sunscreen Protection.” Mother Nature’s
Health Journal
. June 23, 1999. (

“Low Libido in Women: A Silent Epidemic.” Mother Nature’s Health Journal.
June 23, 1999. (

Interview with James S. Gordon, M.D., founder and director of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, D.C., and author of Manifesto for a New Medicine.
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. May, 1999.

“Do You ‘Achoo’? Natural Relief for Seasonal Allergies.” Mother Nature’s Health
. April 28, 1999. (

“Lighten Up: Treating the Winter Blues Naturally.” A comprehensive look at seasonal
affective disorder and its milder “cousin,” the winter blues; and what
current natural therapies are for treating these disorders effectively. A
spectrum of available products is discussed and individually reviewed. Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
February/March, 1999.

“Rooting for the Roots”: A conversation with Ralph Moss, Ph.D., internationally-known
researcher into alternative cancer treatments, and the author of Herbs
against Cancer: History and Controversy.
(Cover story). Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients.
 January, 1999.

Interview with Debra O’Conner, C.N.M., on how midwifery fits neatly into the natural medicine paradigm. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. December, 1998. Sidebar: transcript of her remarks from Bastyr University symposium, on the biochemicals of childbirth and the role of midwives in today’s technomedicine culture.

Interview with Michael Janson, M.D. Author of The Vitamin Revolution in Health Care
and current president of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (an
international group concerned with chelation as an effective treatment for heart
disease, among others). Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. November, 1998.

“Your Health is In Your Hands”: An Interview with Ralph Golan, M.D., lifelong wellness
physician and author of Optimal Wellness: Where Mainstream and Alternative
Medicine Meet.
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. October, 1998.

Interview with K. Mardell Hill, A.C.E., AC.S.M., Post-Rehab Specialist, on Functional Fitness Training and the Link between Posture, Fitness and Health. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. August/September, 1998.

Interview with Scott Walker, D.C., Developer of NeuroEmotional Technique (“NET”) and
Steven Shaffer, D.C., NET Practitioner. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. July, 1998.

“Mr. (Medicinal) Mushroom”: Interview with Mycologist Paul Stamets. Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
. June, 1998. (Cover story).

Book Reviews on the Breast Cancer Prevention Program, by Samuel Epstein, M.D., and Controlling Herpes Naturally, by Michele Picozzi. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. May, 1998.

Building the Natural Medicine Library.” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. April, 1998.

“Ask the Experts”: What Books Do You Think No Natural Medicine Library Should be
Without; Or, What Are a Few of Your Personal Favorites? Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. April, 1998.

Interview with Carl H. Jelstrup, D.C., Craniosacral Therapist and Practitioner of
“Electromedicine.” Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. February/March,

Book Review of Alternative Medicine Online, by Ralph Moss, Ph.D. (under pseudonym). Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. January, 1998.

“Twenty Questions” with Ralph Moss, Ph.D. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. January, 1998. (Cover story).

“Rx for Winter Health—Breathe Green Air”: “Clean Air Plants” and Winter
Indoor Air Quality. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. December, 1997. (This article was later republished in WellBeing magazine, Australia and New
Zealand, July, 1998).

Interview with Valerie Cooksley, R.N., Author of Aromatherapy: A Lifetime Guide to Healing with Essential Oils. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. November, 1997.

“Self Health”: Alternative Medicine Resources Online. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. October, 1997. (Cover story).

“The Five Most Important Things for Health”: Interview with Gen MacManiman, Sage,
Author, and Folk Herbalist. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. August/September, 1997.

Interview with Tracey B. Kirsch, President of Electromedical Products, International,
Manufacturer of the Alpha-Stim (Raided by the FDA). Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. July, 1997.

“Dirty Pool”: When a Competitor’s Complaint Underlies Trouble with the FDA. Townsend
Letter for Doctors & Patients
. July, 1997

De-Stressing Your Workplace. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. April(?), 1997.

“Cut the Cramps”: Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps. Common Ground.
January, 1997.

Craniosacral Therapy. Common Ground. September, 1996.

Interview with Thomas Day Oates, Jr., Documentary Filmmaker and Chronic Fatigue Survivor. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. October, 1996.

“Sick of Being Patient”: The Hard Work of Healing (Part III of a three part series).
Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. August/September, 1996.

Interview with Jesse Stoff, M.D., CFS Specialist and Author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: The Hidden Epidemic. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. July, 1996.

“Sick of Being Patient”: Getting Specific—Alternative Therapies That Work for
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Part II of a three part series). Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. July, 1996.

“Sick of Being Patient”: Why Alternative Medicine Offers More Hope than Conventional
in Treating the Baffling Disease Known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Part I of a
three part series on CFS). Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. June, 1996. (Cover

“American Bar Association Promotes ‘Settlement Week’–But Finds King County Way Ahead of the Game.”  King County (Seattle, Washington) Bar Bulletin.
May, 1996.

Mad Cows and Englishmen”: Why the Current BSE Epidemic in England Raises Questions about the Safety of Foodstuffs and Glandulars. Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. May, 1996. (Cover story).

“All Quiet on the Western Front”: Andrew Weil Looks East for Natural Therapies for
AIDS and HIV. Common Ground. April, 1996. (Cover story).

“Seattle Mediation Program Promotes ‘Generational Responsibility’.” De Novo.
(Washington State Bar Association Young Lawyers’ Division.) January/February, 1996.

“What Price Justice? Nonprofit ‘Settlement Now’ Offers Low-Cost Mediation.”  Washington Journal.  Special Focus: Alternative Dispute Resolution.
February 22, 1996.  (Cover story).

“Gentle Medicine”: An In-Depth Look at Alternative Medicine’s Increasingly
Significant Role in the Treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Common
. November, 1995. (Cover story).

NOTE: Articles published before 1995 not currently listed.

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