I was born in the nation’s capital to a diplomat and a linguist. I am a political scientist by training. 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. I went on to make a career in tech publishing until I stopped working to educate and care for my child with Autism and Epilepsy in the early 2000s.
Since the Great Recession and the mass-layoffs that impacted so many industries, it is clear that there is little chance I will be able to realize my goal of restarting my career in publishing. Tens of thousands of journalists have been laid off in recent years, some far better known and more experienced than I.
In 2014, I established this blog, at first, as an extension of my public commentary. Encouraged by its success, I hope to turn this blog into a place that people can visit daily to vary their news diet and widen their analysis horizon.
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