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

More book grief! Paul Auster’s “Sunset Park” grabbed me from its first sentence. “For almost a year now, he has been taking photographs of abandoned things.” He is Miles Heller, an Ivy League drop-out working foreclosures in Florida, inspecting abandoned homes for banks. He finds himself cataloguing, via photographs, the things people have left behind:


My eldest son and I have an ongoing discussion about “The Shelf,” an imaginary but distinctive resting place for the best war literature. He referred to it after I finished Karl Marlantes “Mattherhorn,” a 640 page slog — in the best sense of the word — through the Vietnam War. (We agree to disagree on


Can a book bring you solace? Zachary Mason’s “The Lost Books of the Odyssey” was a comfort to me. Everything about this slender tome — its tone, its elegant paper cover — soothed me during a physically trying time earlier this year. It’s small and slender, even in hardback, so I could easily carry it