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About Me

I am a full-time freelance writer and editor with a strong background in fundraising, universities, foundations and other nonprofits, political policy, financial markets, and medicine and health--among others.

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Science & Medicine

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Health & Wellness

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My Writing Samples

Living Till We Lose Our Minds

Alzheimer's disease is rapidly becoming a cause of death on the scale of cancer, heart disease, and stroke. But current research funding priorities have not caught up.


U.S. and Canadian Oil Drillers Frack the OPEC Cartel

For the first time in many decades, the United States is moving into first place among world oil producers and exporters. The long-sought day of "national energy independence" is at hand.


Ten Bucks for Your Thoughts

Inflation is reassuringly low? Since creation of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States and government management of the money supply, the dollar's purchasing power has sunk to less than a penny.


The Classic Path to the Inevitable Result: Venezuela Succumbs to Dictatorship

The Venezuela experiment with socialism could lead to only one result. And the day of reckoning has arrived.


"Hillbilly Elegy" and the Primacy of Personal Responsibility

A review of the best-selling biography, "Hillbilly Elegy," from the point of view of personal responsibility and its impact on economic success.


The Turkeys, Deer, and People of Long Island: A Remarkable Success Story

On any given day when driving the roads of Long Island, I encounter a flock of turkeys (mostly hens or chicks, not sure where the toms go). A decade or more of this has not accustomed me to that sight — or lessened my thrill. That applies to deer, too, spotted at dawn or dusk across fields, in yards, or risking disaster on the road.



Director of the Dana Press, Editor of "Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science"

Program officer, program direction, then communications director, director of the Dana Press, and editor of "Cerebrum: The Dana Forum on Brain Science."

Company: The Dana Foundation

I worked there from 9/1984 until 12/2004

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