Dear reader: I am proud to say I recently became a published author, with the release on Amazon (launch date 5/11/17) of the book “Gender in Fiction: A Collaborative Exploration.” On this book, I am one of eight authors who contributed essays on various aspects of this diverse topic.
Those who visit my blog will, I hope, see that I enjoy writing and sharing my opinions on all manner of subjects. My other writing experience includes: 1) doing freelance writing, for a local newspaper, 2) having over 50 letters to the editor (and some op-ed and commentary pieces) published in every major Connecticut newspaper (The New Haven Register, Hartford Courant, CT Post, Waterbury Republican American, as well as one piece in USA Today), 3) my master’s thesis, and 4) writing and serving as associate editor on my alma mater UVa.’s daily paper The Cavalier Daily.
Although I have a ton of writing experience, I am new at blogging. Some of the things I would like to blog about include: 1) my consumer experiences (both good and bad), as well as some consumer advice/advocacy, 2) pens (I collect good pens such as Pelikan, Waterman, and Parker), and 3) would like to post all of my letters and opinion pieces. In addition, I hope my blog will eventually serve as a forum for discussing and/or debating important issues of the day including public health, politics, sports, etc.
I have a Master of Public Health degree, 13 years in health insurance, and over five years in human services. **** In honor of Dave Letterman’s recent retirement, I also started posting “Top Ten Lists.” To my surprise, these Top 10 lists have become something of a hit on Twitter, and have confirmed something I think I always knew: I love to share my kinowledge, but, even more, I love to make people laugh. ****