I grew up on the East Side of Bridgeport, Connecticut, attended Edison and Hall elementary schools, and graduated from Warren Harding High School.
I have a B.A. in English, with a concentration in journalism and a minor in psychology, from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.
It took me a while to realize that I was destined for a career in publishing. When I was a kid, a friend and I started a “newspaper” for our neighborhood. I remember reproducing it on a mimeograph machine. Then I worked on my high school newspaper.
But it wasn’t until I took a journalism class in college that I really thought of it as my potential career.
I’ve lived in various places around Fairfield County, Connecticut; then in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia from 1999-2005, and in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego since 2006.
My significant other, Liz Segrè, and I have been together for 29 years.
Our spare time revolves around our dog Cashew and volunteering in our community, including the PBTC. I belong to the Kiwanis Club of Pacific Beach. Liz is very into rowing and recently put up a new website for the Pacific Beach American Legion Post 552. I’m playing a lot of pickleball. We enjoy mid-century modern architecture, Words With Friends and Wordle, mixology, spending time in the desert town of Borrego Springs and in Anza-Borrego State Park, and TV programs like reruns of The Andy Griffith Show. Recently we worked our way through all the online episodes of Perry Mason and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Our more contemporary TV interests are Ozark and Succession.
I’ve been a NY Yankee fan since 1966. That terrible year, the Yankees compiled a 70-89 record and finished last in the American League, 26 1/2 games out of first place.