I'm a retired radio host, writer, teacher, and public speaker.
I’m a retired radio host who has written nine books, seven of which have been published. For 34 years I wrote and voice commentaries for WBUR and NPR; for 25 of those years I also hosted “Only A Game,” NPR’s weekly sports magazine program. Three of the books I’ve written, The Circus in the Woods, Champions, and Take Me Out, have been meant for young readers.
Now I write whatever I want to write, which has been great fun. In retirement, I decided to write a piece of doggerel a day about an animal. Illustrator Steve Coren has created charming illustrations to accompany them. You can see excerpts on my Medium page.
I've also written two as-yet-unpublished novels—one that centers on a true story about a shooting that injured members of a college basketball team, and another that is inspired by my time teaching in prison and centers on the theme of mercy.
I am an experienced public speaker. (My wife says she’s pretty sure I’ve spoken at every library in Massachusetts.) Beyond that, having spent 34 years in radio, I have a recognizable voice for audiobooks and podcasts.