Selected Works

Fiction
A sequel to "Sarah's Daughter," published by Gadd Books in 2010.
A 19th century teen deals with family sorrow, joy, friendship, bereavement.
Opinion
Weekly column that has appeared on the front of local news section of daily newspaper for 26 years, 52 weeks of the year, briefly moved inside in 2010 and is now back on the front.
Cookbooks
A series of small books focusing on the use of fresh herbs in various milieu.
Photography
Free-lance photos -- scenic and historic -- have appeared in The (New London, CT) Day, Forbes magazine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Berkshire Eagle, The Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine and Yankee Travel Guide.
Opinion excerpts
Taken from past columns in The Berkshire Eagle

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Public illiteracy

January 4, 2013

Tags: Language bashing

A friend e-mailed yesterday that he had single-handedly convinced Price Chopper to say "12 items or fewer," so I took a look at Stop & Shop this morning and sure enough, they were grammatically in the know. But the language is running a fever, aching all over, as supposedly educated people expose it to horrendous abuse. TV scripts are no exception, although they would probably mutter an excuse about making the dialogue realistic. He and I or him and me are often exchangable, even as they make us cringe. And where did "different from" get buried? Our kids grew up shaking their heads whenever they said "different than" and I answered "from" instead of replying to whatever the remark was. Newspapers have dispensed with the noble copy editor, (more…)