– Born and pretty much raised in Arizona (3rd generation on my mother’s side)

The highlights:

B.A. German, C.W.Post College of Long Island University, Brookville, NY (minor: English)

Master’s work, German, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, and Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Journalism, 24 hours, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (UNM didn’t then give a second BA…).

– Certificate, Desktop Publishing, University of Arizona Continuing Ed, Tucson, AZ

– Course (audited), InDesign CS5, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ

No degree in English — but mastering a foreign language requires greater mastery of the first language than just reading literature in it..

  • Editor, New Mexico Banker and New Mexico Building monthly magazines, Albuquerque, NM. Sole staff: editor, writer, photographer, copy editor, layout, proof reader — pre-computer days
  • Writer, photographer for Stable Gossip, also Albuquerque, NM
  • Editor, New Mexico Dressage Society newsletter
  • Editor, New Mexico Conservation Coordinating Council newsletter (organization defunct since 1980s)
  • Freelance magazine writer, specializing in space and Swiss newspapers
  • Editor, The Bulletin, U.S. Science and Technology Policy Update (STEP UP) and U.S. Space Update, publications of the Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, D.C. (all no longer in existence)
  • Editor and Publisher, Space Update U.S.A. (short-lived, in mid-1990s)
  • Editor/writer, International Dark-sky Association, Tucson, AZ
  • Editor, volunteer newsletter for the VA Hospital, Tucson, AZ
  • Editor (among many other duties) of quarterly newsletter, Literacy Volunteers of Tucson – This ended in June 2011.
  • Freelance editor for space and other topics
  • Freelance writer (and sometimes photographer) for space, art and other topics, e.g.-Article:  Desert Leaf magazine, January 2019, pp. 34-38,{%22issue_id%22:553289,%22page%22:34}
  • For my “other” life, see

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