Growing up in a city and on a farm there, I experienced a Midwestern childhood. Writing, journalism and photography were early interests. At The Ohio State University I obtained my B.Sc. with majors in history and English (1959), then earned an MA in creative writing at the University of the Americas (1961).
After 16 years of teaching and school administration in New York City I felt drawn to Vermont, where I established a subsistence farm. There I began a parallel career as an independent video and print journalist. A 1965 Peace Corp contract to film community development in Peru evolved, over time, into periods of work in India, South Africa, Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
I’ve been a newspaper columnist and essayist for the past 35 years. My current focus is on writing a progressive history of the United States that challenges “the American narrative.”
Carl and Kleio, the muse of history