Rich Barlow has been a freelance writer for The Boston Globe, Harvard Medical School, Kirkus Reviews and numerous magazines. He wrote the Globe's religion column for six-and-a-half years and continues to write op-eds, book reviews and the occasional feature. He has blogged for Willibehappy.com, a start-up evaluting self-help strategies that hopes to launch in 2010. He currently is a writer for BU Today, Boston University's Web site. Reach him at 617-354-2210 or barlow81@gmail.