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:

The Good Earth


Grim Repo


A Tale of Two Desert Cities


Meanwhile in Portland


Citizen Hern


Paris: The Happy City


Me Want More Square Footage!


And the Pursuit of Happiness


Moving Mountains


Cost Rica’s Big Cats