Hi there. I’m a freelance writer and editor, and a longtime radio personality. I write nonfiction; a lot of my work consists of profile pieces written for magazines. My first book, Roads Less Traveled: Visionary New England Lives, was published in 2010 by Plaidswede Press. In it, I tell the life stories of some remarkable individuals who have found a real passion, a sense of purpose in their lives. These are people who have taken their own road less traveled.
You can read more about my book and the people in it at my website.
This blog is a compilation of thoughts, essays, recipes, and rants about my work and some of my favorite subjects. I’m a political junkie, registered independent; I like to cook; I follow sports but I’m not a fanatic. And as a writer and radio guy (not one, but two “doomed” media), I have quite a few things to say about the state of the media and modern communication.
From 2000-2005 I worked at New Hampshire Public Radio as a news anchor and host of The Front Porch, a daily interview show that featured interesting people from all walks of life. I’ve also worked at Michigan Radio, the University of Michigan’s public radio service, and at WAAM Radio in Ann Arbor. I’m a graduate of the University of Michigan.
I live in Montpelier, Vermont, with my wife Evan Eyler, a house rabbit, two cockatiels, and several zebra finches. Local residents may remember me from a two-year stint as Managing Editor of The Bridge, a Montpelier-based community newspaper. And you may recognize me from occasional stints as substitute host on The Mark Johnson Show on Radio Vermont/WDEV. (Information about my guests on the show can be found at my website.