About Patrick

Thanks for stopping by. I’m a Philadelphia-based freelance journalist. My current gigs include a weekly urban affairs column for the Philadelphia Inquirer and special projects for PlanPhilly. I’m also a writer-at-large and blogger for Philadelphia Magazine, and a fellow with Next City.

Before all this I was a staff writer at the Philadelphia Inquirer, where I worked 10 years covering beats ranging from Baghdad to higher education to Philadelphia’s City Hall.

I live in West Philadelphia with my wife Kaitlin and our two children.

You’ll find a few of my clips and contact information on this site. My columns are archived at CityJunto.com. Some of them, at any rate.