I’m a native South Philadelphian who, after teaching math and physics for nineteen years, retired in 2014.
Before teaching found me, I inadvertently took a more-than-two-decade-long vocational detour as a radio personality in Atlantic City, Wilmington (Delaware), Philadelphia, and New York City. It was a fluke: I’d originally set out to be a physicist, but in my freshman year at Drexel I joined the university’s radio station, WKDU. Twenty-one years later, I woke up and returned to finish my undergraduate degree, then go on to grad school. I refer to my radio career as my “hobby-gone-wild.” (I still do an occasional voice over.)
I’ve also been very active in community theater since 2005, although I’m on hiatus from that for a while.
Now I write. My first sold story, “Black Diamonds,” was published last year, when I was 62. A second story, “Rash Decision,” is slated to appear later this year.
I currently live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with my wife, Deb, our cats, Punkin and Sadie, and a black-mouthed cur named Rufus. (Rufus is a dog, not an in-law.)
Type of Writing
novella, NF: essay, fiction, historical, play writing, mainstream/commercial, humor, mystery, short stories