Charles uses true stories to explore new ideas and old truths about people, cities, science, myth, history, mountains, adventure and happiness.

If you’re mostly interested in stories about happiness and cities, go here.

Otherwise, here are his most recent stories:

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The Good Earth

Grim Repo

Grim Repo

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A Tale of Two Desert Cities


Meanwhile in Portland

Citizen Hern

Citizen Hern

Happy City

Paris: The Happy City


Me Want More Square Footage!

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And the Pursuit of Happiness


Moving Mountains

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Cost Rica’s Big Cats