Who I am
I’m a writer, an editor and a Facebook true believer who enjoys trying to make my friends laugh.
A few of my great loves are:
- Travel. (I’ve done quite a bit of that.)
- Going out to hear live music. (I always want to do more of that.)
- Listening to my teenagers talk. (I hope I do about the right amount of that.)
I worked as a news copy editor for nine years. The movie “Spotlight” made me miss those days terribly.
I published my own magazine, Austin Traveler, when I had two small children and worked at home. I don’t miss those days as much.
I’m a serial volunteer. My current focus is Refugee Services of Texas in Austin.
I think education is the key to solving the world’s problems.
I collect vintage photographs and ephemera (which you see on this website), mid-century modern serving pieces and art.
Three truths and a lie
One of these things is not like the others. Can you spot which one?
- I lived in Iran in the 70s before the revolution.
- I have a shrine to Elvis with candles and a lock of his hair.
- I watch Billy Squier’s career-ending video of “Rock Me Tonite” once a year on my birthday.
- My favorite radio station is Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
The answer is below this photo at the Greatest Club in All the Land, Austin's Continental Club.
The lie: I have a shrine to Elvis but not a lock of his hair. I do, however, own a reproduction of his driver’s license.