I live in Washington, D.C., where I write about education, teach freshman writing at George Washington University, and plug away at fiction and humor writing and standup.
I began my writing career as a newspaper reporter in New Jersey, where I wrote about the law and the legal profession, and later worked as a spokesman for the New Jersey Supreme Court, where I gathered dust saying “No comment” to reporters. One thing I can confirm is that it’s possible to screw up saying “No comment” and end up looking like a dope.
My humor credits include The New York Times; public radio’s “Marketplace,” “Morning Edition” and “Living on Earth” programs; Points in Case; The Haven on Medium; The Motley Fool; and some other print, radio and online outlets.
I grew up on Long Island, graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in English, and earned a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. I’ve written one novel, Thank God for That, in which the vampires of Washington, D.C., vie with the vultures of Madison Avenue for the title of “Most Likely to Wreck the Republic in the Regular Course of Business,” and I’m working on another, Right Speech.