A magazine  journalist since 1978, but from 2001, as the profession was put up on the rack and overhauled for the digital age, I've wandered afield from time to time.... See resume on  linkedin.com.


Notable pieces:

"We Need to Talk About Peat" Issue 78: Atmospheres - Nautilus

 "The Legacy of Dr. Legato" San Francisco Classical Voice (SFCV.org)


Won Greater Bay Area Journalism Award: Newspaper Profile, First Place: “The Extremity of Love: Wu Han and David Finckels Chamber Music Odyssey." San Francisco  Classical Voice




Won Greater Bay Area Journalism Award; for Digital Media, Columns-Features: First Place:  “Van Cliburn and the Cruelty of the Piano". San Francisco Classical Voice

A 60-minute Discovery Channel documentary, produced by Vanity Fair Confidential (TrueEntertainment) , debuted in early 2017. This was based on a story I wrote for Vanity Fair in 1990, about a condemned serial killer named Doug Clark and his one time lover, Carol Bundy. I have long argued that Clark needs a new trial. This documentary is not an accurate rendering of the case and leaves out the failing of police to solve the case weeks before Carol Bundy turned herself into police and implicated Clark.


Notable piece. For Nautilus:  about the great British composer, Edward Elgar, and his obsession with cryptology. He created the Dorabella Cipher, which has never been decrypted and stands along with other famous unsolved puzzles such as the Voynich Manuscript; the Phaistos Disk; and the Zodiac Killer ciphers.

2002 - 2004. Public Information Officer for the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. (SFDA Terence Hallinan pictured above outside the Hall of Justice in San Francisco).

2004 - 2006. Lecturer at Al Akhawayan University, a small American-style university in Ifrane, Morocco . Not far from Fez.

2006 - 2010. Fulltime editorial consultant to a news aggregator and information marketplace, founded by Louis Borders. In Redwood Shores, California.