A journalist and teacher, Bill has made stops along the way at the Detroit Free Press, TIME, the San Jose Mercury News, the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Harvard's Shorenstein Center and Northeastern University. More recently, he's been doing some freelance writing and trying to be helpful to people caught in the crunch of immigration and asylum. From 2013-2015, Bill and his wife, Carol, lived at the Beacon Hill Friends House and wrote about their experiences on A Year in a Room. They remain involved as volunteers, with Bill serving as clerk of the BHFH board. Since 2105, they've been living across the hall from their daughter and family and post occasionally to Across The Hall.