Writing Is My Life

I started writing for The Setionnaire, my high school newspaper, when I was 16-years-old, and I’ve never stopped writing. Writing is my life!

Journalism: I wrote and reported for increasingly larger news outlets in New York State: The Ulster County Gazette, The Capital District Business Review, and The Albany Times Union and covered the Internet World Conference in NYC for the launch of the ABC News Web site. More recent gigs include an assignment for Science of Mind Magazine and cover stories for The Ann Magazine and Signis, a global media magazine.

Public Relations and Copywriting: My favorite job was working as a press aide for the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. I honed my PR skills–media relations, fundraising and speech writing, publication production– at the New York State School Boards Association, Marist College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Working for the Graphic Shop, I wrote and edited collateral and marketing materials for a wide variety of businesses, industries, and non-profit organizations.

Editing: When everything went digital, I had a front-row seat as an editor of Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine, one of the Web’s first e-zines.

Research, Teaching and Coaching: I taught a variety of writing, journalism, and media courses at Rensselaer, The Sage Colleges, and at Eastern Michigan University as a tenured professor. My master’s thesis, “The Evolution of the Newspaper of the Future,” published in Perspectives: Online Journalism, won me a full scholarship to pursue doctoral work in Communication and Rhetoric at Rensselaer. My dissertation “Examining an Emergent Medium: A Case Study of the Development of the TimesUnion.com” looked at the shift from print technologies to digital transmission at one awarding-winning news organization.

Books and Blog: I believe an enlightened, user-centric news environment is possible, and I make a strong case for both new forms of news and news consumption in The Newsphere (Peter Lang 2012.) I wrote The Mystic As Everyman (Thought Catalog) in 2018. I am now working on a memoir and merging the seemingly disparate fields of journalism, technology, and spirituality in my blog, ournoosphere.com.