I started my career in tech, at first, as a graphics specialist and systems administrator on Capitol Hill and, later, a small government agency tasked with overseeing the S&L cleanup. After my stint as a systems administrator for a member of Congress, I moved back and forth between graphic design and systems administration until I was offered an opportunity to edit a technical book. It was then that I moved on to writing and editing. I have a degree in political science.
I suspended my career as a writer and technical editor of computer how-to books twelve years ago to homeschool my daughter. My job as her teacher is now done. My daughter just turned eighteen and is in her junior year as a Fine Arts and African American Studies double major at one of the California State universities.
My interests have always included political science, philosophy (social ethics), and economics, though, thanks to a certain columnist I follow, I’ve discovered that my true passion is social justice. I am tri-lingual in English, French, and Hebrew.
My daily challenge is to give myself five minutes or less to write each comment I post in the opinion section of The New York Times where I was recently featured in a piece about their commenters. After almost two years of writing almost daily essays on this blog and making submissions to various newspapers and magazines (without much success), I’ve decided to try and turn this blog into a proper magazine, with the support of my readers.
I am a huge fan of Jazz (Be-bop and Afro-Cuban).
I live in Southern California with my family.
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A sampling of my daughter’s art:
My daughter at community college graduation, May 23rd, 2014:
Notice to readers: I need your urgent support, both personally, and for Blog#42 itself, which I am trying to turn into a small business, as a reader-supported site. It is my full-time job and I cannot do more without your financial support. Thank you.