About Jesse

    A veteran newspaper reporter, Jesse tells stories of regular people living with passion, struggling against injustice or simply practicing their faith. Through songwriting, magazine journalism and essays, Jesse aims to describe the human condition, especially the search for transcendence.


    The Atlantic

Tolerance Ends, Love Begins, The Pinkerton Raid’s third LP. “A masterpiece.” — Paste Magazine

Durham teacher gives kids a little faith (column on teaching world religions)

“The kids handle their discussions with a careful grace that is heartwarming to witness. They are so thoughtful of each other, and so deliberate in their attempt to avoid hurting one another.” — Annie Harrison, social-studies teacher at Central Park School for Children

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