STORIES


 

POPULAR MECHANICS


"The Battle Of New York"  -- May 2017

 

MEN'S JOURNAL


"The Last Harvest: A Stormy Season On A California Weed Farm"  -- April 2017

 

VICE


"My Life Driving Uber as an Iraq War Veteran with PTSD" - June 2015


"What It’s Like to Be an Iraq War Veteran on Veterans Day" - 11 November 2015
 

"I Spent the Fourth of July Fighting in Iraq" - 04 July 2015
 

"Escape From Baghdad! by Saad Hossain" - 2015


"How Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Help Veterans Deal with PTSD"  - October 2015


 

ESQUIRE

 

"2016 Summer Olympic Preview: Welcome To Rio" -- May 2016

 

"The Real Muslims of Irving, Texas" — March 2016

 

“What John McCain Doesn’t Get About Our Immigration Troops” — 2010

 

“War in Reverse: Reading Vonnegut In Iraq”  2007

 

“Down and Out in Fresno and San Francisco” — July 2009

 

“Drunk Scootering” — April 2009

 

“The Army Comes Calling” — September 2008

 

“Best Bars In America – 21 Club” — June 2008

 

“The State Of The Union 2008” — February 2008

 

“Miru Kim Takes Pictures” — December 2007

 

“No 10: Medical Pot and the Iraq Veteran” — October 2007

 

“Digging A Hole All The Way To America” — July 2007

 

“The Red Hot, Pork Stuffed, Corn Wrapped, Blues Flavored Enigma” — May 2007

 

“Drink, Joke, Women” — December 2006

 

“The Best Years of Our Lives” — March 2006

 

“I Am Banksy” — December 2005

 

“The Making of the Twenty-First Century Soldier, Part 3” — November 2005

 

“The Making of the Twenty-First Century Soldier, Part 2” — April 2005

 

"The Making of the Twenty First Century Soldier, Part 1" March — 2005



“Men In Black”  December 2004


 

THE GUARDIAN


"American Sniper Chris Kyle and the Iraq war are more complex than American Sniper – or criticism of it" --2015


"I remember Mosul, but Iraq 3.0 is what happens when you exit a war early." -- 2014
 

"Couples, drugs and Rummy: how an Iraq veteran sees the Unkown known." — 2014
 

"How I learned to stop worrying and love bombing the hell out of ISIS" -- 2014

 

THE BOLD ITALIC
 

"A Beloved Dive Bar Is Closing And Taking A Piece Of SF’s Soul With It" — February 2015


"My (Almost) Life As A San Francisco Vibe Coordinator"  March 2015


 

THIS AMERICAN LIFE


Johnny Get Your Mouse.302: Strangers in a Strange Land 11.18.2005  (Contributor)— November 2005

 

PRAIRIE SCHOONER

“Mosul Iraq” — Winter 2013


 

MASS APPEAL MAGAZINE


“Dine Piece: Katt Williams”  Issue #40 — 2008


 

GARAGE MAGAZINE


“Nobody Gets Out Alive”  Issue #15 — 2008


 

AUTOCULT MAGAZINE


“The Art Of Acid” — Summer 2011

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE


“Getting By In The Tenderloin” — San Francisco Chronicle Magazine — 2007


“Return To Sender- Iraq Veteran Gets Call Again” - Open Forum — May 2008


“War By Sebastian Junger” - San Francisco Chronicle Book Reviews— 2009


 

THE WASHINGTON POST


“No Parades, Please” - Post Opinions — February 2012


 

PENTHOUSE MAGAZINE


“The Withdrawal Method” — March 2007


“Feeling A Draft” — April 2007


 

THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

‘This one time, in Iraq’ — Brian Williams’ B.S. — February 2015 


"Keep on rocking in the free world" — May 2015

 

THE NEW YORK TIMES
 

"Thank You for Being Expendable" - The Opinion Pages 26 May 2014


“The War, Before and After, Part 4: Generations”  Home Fires 2013



TIME


Iraq War Soldier 10 Years Later: What Was It All For?




NERVE.COM

“A Farewell To IMs” — 2005



THE HUFFINGTON POST


“Miami Vice, Junk It” - 2006


 

THE DAILY BEAST


“Like Me, Cigarettes and War are Inseparable” — 2009


“A Job to Kill For?" — 2012


"From the Iraq Desert to the Campus Green, Some Things Remain the Same" — 2012


“Unemployed Spurn Detroit Veteran Hiring Fair” — 2012


“My Father’s War Pictures, and Mine” — 2012


“In the Shit: Despite Noble Effort, Jobs and Vets Elude Each Other in Detroit” — 2012


“Of Punk and War: A U.S. Combat Veteran in Solidarity With Pussy Riot." — 2013


 

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

“Johnny Get Your Textbook" — VAntage Point 2011

 

 

ETC. MAGAZINE
 

"The Costs And Benefits Of War" — Fall 2010

 

NYC STORIES | A SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL


9/11 Stories from September 11th by Colby Buzzell

 

WE ARE THE MIGHTY
 

Me as ‘vibe coordinator’ and other stories from military transition hell - May 2015



 

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