Happily you've reached my page. Welcome! I’m a teacher in New York City who writes. Each morning my students arrive with their curiosity, full of ideas and raw ambition. Both light and darkness from the world around can seep into the classroom at any time. The best days are when the children comment and hmm as we discuss, making their own connections. This is true also for me as a writer. The flash between here and there - word and art - is where the drama unfolds.
Poetry is another passion. "In a Pandemic" is in the fall 2020 issue of Open Minds Quarterly. In November 2019 "A Gust of Wind" was published in The Tiny Seed Journal. My modern limerick about Pluto was published in THAT Literary Review, an annual journal at Auburn University.
Often I read at Poets House in lower Manhattan, and am part of the Parkside Writers critique group on the UWS.
I'm proud to point to a feature on Bookshare that I wrote for the 2019 Winter Bulletin published by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. You may also read Civil War era biographies that I wrote for a national historic pioneer cemetery.
For years I was a reporter for the Chicago Tribune and then a freelancer for the Register-Guard newspaper in Eugene, Oregon and Able News, At the University of Oregon I was also a staff writer/editor for the Moving Up! Math textbook (English and Spanish editions.).
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