Publications and Books

Articles and reviews published in: People, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Outside, Outside Kids, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, The Bergen RecordCrain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business, Chicago, Time Out Chicago, Chicago Reader, New City, Inside Chicago, Encyclopedia of Chicago History, Soundings, Racquet, Tennis Week, Columbia University. Barnard College and University of Chicago  publications.

“Searching for Cassady,” an illustrated children’s book, can be found on Amazon.com

In the blog

Walking the dog the other night I ran into a neighbor who shares my taste in books: we both like big long deep smart reads. She mentioned that she was hanging on every word in Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken audio version, had I read it and if I hadn’t she had the hard cover to lend.


Why do we give authors second chances? Once burned, why invest again? Because books, and their creators, are like lovers: we may have parted but we want to recall the initial attraction. Rose Tremain’s “The Road Home” disappointed. It was so predictable: an immigrant comes to London, sleeps in a corner, lucks into better and


Black lives matter. These are among my favorite reads — novels, plays, poetry, nonfiction — about Black lives in America and overseas. Each is illuminating, infuriating, heartbreaking.  Native Son, by Richard Wrignt (1940) Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison (1952) The Street, by Ann Petry (1946)   Random Family, by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc (2003)  A Raisin