As you might be able to tell from perusing my website, I (wearing the red hat) love that retirement lets me spend more time in the world of books, photography and ideas and, when I’m able, feeding my passion for travel. Of course, the pandemic has put quite a crimp in that.
Countries I’ve visited in blue
My wish list includes Galapagos Islands, Amazon rainforest, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Tanzania & Zanzibar, Eastern Europe
My website/blog focuses on, in reverse order of frequency:
3. Random thoughts about gender, racism, politics, and making sense of the complex world around us.
2. My amateur photographer’s appreciation for unique images.
1. My own independent book reviews where I try to convey the experience of reading a particular book. And NEVER include spoilers. I am particularly drawn to historical fiction and my favorite topics are English, French, and Russian history and both world wars.
In addition to this website, I also share my book reviews (sometimes under a pseudonym HalKid2) on Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookbub, Facebook, Twitter, Kobo, Google Play, edelweiss+, reedsy, and LinkedIn.
I have also embarked on the humbling experience of learning to draw and paint with watercolors, for the FIRST time.
My Professional Life
There were three phases to my professional career, listed here in chronological order:
- A broadcast news writer, producer and news department manager at TV stations.
- A professor of broadcast journalism at Boston University’s College of Communication.
- A contract writer-producer-director of videos, animation, Web sites, and print materials for clients across dozens of industries.
I still apply my decades of writing experience to pro bono work for causes I am passionate about. If you’re interested, you can read more about my professional life.