It was not always so.
Frisbee was a hard-sell when he was a three-year-old. His interest waned even before the disc scraped his knuckles and sent him bawling in the opposite direction. But we stuck with it. By the time he was five-years-old, he had game and shrugged off the odd jolt of pain. We were on our way.
We’ve played for years, knee-deep in waves at Long Beach, at Gantry Park in front of the midtown Manhattan skyline, dozens of places. Eventually it becomes possible to consistently throw exactly where you intend to, which like all things once mastered appears to others to blend magic and reality.
As hard as it was sometimes to encouraged my boy to persevere during frustrating moments, now he can’t recall those emotional hurdles. What once felt insurmountable to him isn’t even a memory. And I have the pleasure of watching him not only throw and catch like a champ but also happily teach other children his techniques.
This story hits several important notes for me. It gives me a chance to talk about my son, whose mother and I cherish like Nutella on crepes (as in, enough is never enough). There’s also this truth about me — learning new skills and sharing knowledge are central to who I am.
I’ve lived in New York City for twenty-five years. During that time, the world has seen one revolution after another in communications media and technologies. As a storyteller and technophile, throughout my career in communications I’ve surfed one wave of innovation after another, and the tide is still coming in.
Acquiring extensive know-how and versatile skills along the way, I love the process of storytelling almost as much as the story itself.
I entered the city as an editor and writer, managing a team of editors and a production schedule for six monthly and quarterly journals in continuing medical education. I loved this challenging print work, during which I also began doing professional voice recording and editing. On a trip researching publishing opportunities based on military-based fitness regimes, I found myself recording Army Rangers jumping out of Black Hawk helicopters at Fort Benning in Georgia, after which I plunged into professional video production. I loved everything about the work, from budgeting and scripting to camera operating, interviewing, and lighting. After my son was born, I became enamored with the power of photographic storytelling, which led to tremendously satisfying work in family portraiture and weddings. Now, I am launching a podcast addressing the mandate of the Information Age — applying a nonpartisan, scientific perspective to challenging issues and seeing where that leads.
Thank you for visiting this page and taking the time to get to know me a little. If you think we should discuss teaming up, I hope you’ll reach out. I’m always up for that conversation.