Avid scuba diver (not in Atlanta obviously), sports fan, traveler and reader who loves to take his 4-year-old labradoodle Griswold on walks through Georgia's forests. Has seen the band Phish nearly 100 times and loves improvisational "jam band" music inspired by the Grateful Dead. Happily married to nurse practicioner and midwife Carolyn Pikey Ward since May 2009. Welcomed first child to the world, Reese Ella Ward, on Thanksgiving Day 2010. Journalism interests include reading The New Yorker, Alternet and The Huffington Post. Big fan of Thai food, Thai cooking and the Thai's Songkran festival.