I’m a freelance writer.  Maybe that conjurs up an image of someone busy with deadlines and phone calls to editors.  Nope.

I write pretty much everything.  Except personal essays at the moment.  I’m waiting until I’m 50 to do this.  It seems like a good time to start reflecting.

My fiction has appeared in several literary journals, a few of which no longer exist, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.  I once met an 86 year-old man in a restaurant who had also been nominated for the Pushcart.  Never go around thinking you’re the only one in a room who’s been nominated for something.

Lately, I’ve been getting serious about freelance nonfiction.  I have many interests, and my subject matter is just as varied.  Hey, sounds a lot like art.  My nonfiction has appeared in several publications as well–from a regional spendthrift journal The Dollar Stretcher to a national conservation magazine, American Forests.  Occasionally, I get my photography published, too.

There is a jokes category that I’ve put together just for you.  I did standup comedy very briefly, but have a large amount of proven and not-so-proven jokes to share.

You’ll notice I don’t have a bunch of images.  Sorry for the lack of visual appeal.  I’m pretty well determined to use images I have permission to use, or public domain images, rather than embedding images to which I have no rights.

Lastly, I’m working on my Master’s degree…in construction management.  I always wanted to know how to build a house, and now I know how to build a thousand at once.

My wife says this is a great photo.

My wife says this is a great photo. My sideburn does look quite even, I’ll give her that.


2 responses to “About

  1. Anna

    Great photo. However, I feel like your wife should get more credit since she is your rock, the photographer and, most importantly, your ghostwriter.

  2. RWJ

    I just belatedly read “The Tenants” in the Fall 2011 Raritan. It is the best piece of American short fiction I’ve read in the last 20 years. It is haunting. Don’t let the fact that nobody in this country reads anymore get you down. Real literature always lasts. If you have other material this good, you’re doomed to success, no matter what happens in the world of Twitter and Facebook.

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