I've done archeology in France, dogsledding in Minnesota and woodworking in my own garage, but what I love best is writing. I'm the author of the novel PLAYING FOR KEEPS (under the pseudonym Jack Kendall), the blog "Streets of Israel" and some short stories and guidebooks. I'm a recipient of the University of Michigan's Avery Hopwood Prize for excellence in writing.
I live in New York's Hudson Valley and on Long Island. A Ph.D. in language and literature, I have taught English and history and have raised funds for arts, environmental and community organizations.
I love reading 19th century fiction, 17th century poetry and just about anything else that's well written. I've been devouring books about World War I for decades.