At this writing, I am a 62-year-old native New
Yorker living in a borough of that city.
I spent over 38 years as a copy editor, and sometime contributing writer
at a company which published both newspapers and magazines.
At the age of 58 I changed careers and became a special ed. teacher in
the New York City public school system.
I now teach at an inner city public school in Brooklyn. I work with
children who, among other things, are cognitively delayed and mentally
I am a published writer and poet with a ribald, and sometimes bawdy sense
of humor. I am a strong romantic who relishes a sense of intimacy, even
I am generally even tempered, and cheerful, but can become extremely angry
whenever I encounter ignorance, intolerance, and people who are puritanically