I was born in Detroit in 1949, and raised in suburban Livonia. I graduated from Michigan State University in 1971. I have worked at newspapers in Michigan, Ohio, upstate New York, and Tennessee. I also worked outside the newspaper business in sales, public relations, and marketing, as well as being a VISTA (Volunteer In Service To America) during the early 1970s.
My topics of interest include history, music, movies, design, literature and current events…actually, just about anything. I have written about world issues and personal matters with a style in which I try to combine hard facts and gut feelings. I have received 14 writing awards including a 1st place award from the National Newspaper Association in 1991.
I like to see the connections between events, culture and people. We live on a small planet filled with ideas, objects and activities that are–for better and for worse–both frivolous and profound, sacred and profane, beautiful and ugly.
Vladimir Nabokov said, “…our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” I think, therefore, we should make the best of it for ourselves, those close to us and everyone else, too.