I am a writer and editor who’s been fortunate enough to work for several big-name companies—Conde Nast, Hearst, ABC—for most of my career. In college, I thought I’d pursue a job as a reporter for the New York Times after graduation, but in my senior year I took a course on magazines and became hooked on that medium. I abandoned my reporter dreams and found a job at a travel trade magazine. (Ironically, I found the job through a listing in the Times!)
Besides my family, my pride and joy is the summer vegetable garden that I plant in my backyard. Though I live in the suburbs now, I grew up in Brooklyn, where vegetables grow in supermarkets. I’m still shocked and delighted when I see a bright red tomato or ginormous zucchini peeking out between the leaves and trellises in the garden. That seed/soil/water thing really works!
One of the quirkier things I love (the normal activities are cooking, travel, and taking long walks) is cleaning out closets—mine, yours, anybody’s really. I recently was cleaning out my aunt’s so-called medicine closet and, amid the expired bottles of aspirin and boxes of Band-aids, I found a Scrabble set from 1954. I’m obsessed with online Scrabble, so this was quite a find.
With my blog, I hope to discover even more things, about the world and myself.