Douglas Cruickshank has written travel stories, profiles, essays, and opinion pieces for many a range of publications, and has also worked in radio, television, and film-making. He has been a photographer for more than four decades, a columnist and editor for Salon.com, and has edited numerous books. He was also the co-founder and editor of The Fessenden Review, the noisiest book review in the known world. Later, he was features editor for The Readerville Journal and editor of Edutopia.com, web site of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. In 1965, his sheep, Lambchop, was awarded the Grand Champion ribbon at the Alameda County Fair.