Most of this site is dedicated to my working with words (writer, editor, publisher), but like most of the writers I’ve known, I’ve had a plethora of other jobs. Among them:
- I’ve been a teacher (of Hebrew, of English, and of Business English)
- I’ve been a tour guide (at Niagara Falls)
- I’ve worked on Wall Street (in the marketing department at a wealth management firm)
- I’ve been a stock trader (a day trader, focusing on NYSE traded stocks, for which I passed my NASD Series 7, 55, and 63 exams)
- I’ve been involved in an internet start-up (unfortunately, it didn’t get to the IPO stage)
- I’ve been involved in a commercial space flight start-up (the non-profit Artemis Society International, and the for-profit Lunar Resources Company)
- I’ve served on several non-profit boards of directors
Personally, I enjoy sports, but I’m enough of a klutz to not be very good at any of them. I enjoy games (card, board, physical), but don’t get much opportunity to play. And I enjoy traveling (though again, I don’t do as much as I like, although I have had feet on the ground in 31 of the US states). I was born in New York City, and grew up in Milford, Connecticut and Amherst, New York. I earned my BA from Boston University, and then moved back to New York City to find my fortune in publishing (anyone in publishing knows that that’s a joke).
My upcoming travel plans/appearances:
- Arisia science fiction convention (Boston, Massachusetts), January 17-20, 2020
- Greater New York Mensa‘s monthly speaker event (Manhattan, New York) January 23, 2020. I’ll be the speaker, talking about “A Centennial of Asimov” (see ).
- New Hampshire Mensa’s Regional Gathering at the End of the Universe (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) February 14-16, 2020
- Central New Jersey Mensa’s Snowball Regional Gathering (Iselin, New Jersey), March 6-8, 2020
- Southern Nevada Mensa’s Las Vegas Regional Gathering (Las Vegas, Nevada), March 20-22, 2020. I’ll be there for the AMC quarterly meeting.
- Heliosphere science fiction convention (Tarrytown, New York), April 3-5, 2020
I’m always looking for new conventions. If you’ve got a suggestion, please let me know.