About David F Smydra Jr

David Smydra works as a reporter for an award-winning California weekly paper. He studied English at Kenyon College and the University of Virginia, and Journalism at Stanford University. David was raised Catholic, worked for Buddhists, and now considers himself a Jewcy Catholic with meditative impulses. He lives in Silicon Valley.

When Religion And Social Networking Sites Collide

By January 23, 2008

Everyone's had the skeevy friend request on a social networking site from someone they don't know well. But what about a request from someone you know very well, but prefer not to hang out with in a given digital realm? … Read More

Why Journalists Get Religion Wrong

By January 17, 2008

As campaign season heats up, the candidates' "religious beliefs" will increasingly become part of the American conversation. The media isn't likely to be of much help. If Iraq is your issue, you can count on an endless parade of articles … Read More