The Scribe's Craft
Writing is my gift and my favorite pastime.
I've engaged in all manifestations of the scribe's
craft, from clear and concise technical manuals and
business plans, to motivational advertising copy and
impassioned political commentary. I have a wealth of
experience writing for profit but I also write for
the sheer joy of it. One of my novels, Place of
Mirrors was published in 1996 and is still available on Amazon.com
while several other manuscripts gather dust. Then,
of course, there is that entirely self-serving incarnation
of my compulsion to write - poetry - which bows to
no one except my own passion for the written word.
- You have the knowledge and words but could use a
little help putting it on paper (or computer). I'm
a gentle editor - letting your voice come through
with polish while conveying your message effectively.
- I can take all those bits and pieces of your ideas
and organize them into a concise business plan that's
worthy of the most demanding investor's attention.
- Competitive analysis, SWOT analysis (strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats), audience profiles, focus
groups, advertising and media plans, trade shows...
I can help you assemble the information and compile
it into a useful document.
- My career began in technical publications. A well
prepared user manual (print and/or digital) will
deliver ROI immediately in reduced customer service
increased perceived value and customer satisfaction.
2004 I decided to follow my dream - to travel and
write. I was very concerned about the war in Iraq
and the way we were losing our Constitutional rights
following the attacks of 9/11. I'd had my first real
experience with the political system by getting involved
in the Kucinich for President campaign. So I I
sold everything, bought a small motor home and hit
the road to see for myself what was really happening
Along the way, I wrote about the people
I met and the events
I participated in, along with personal commentaries
on what was happening in politics, the war and
whatever else caught my attention. I create a website
called CPR4Democracy and posted my articles
along with summaries and links to news stories that
not getting attention in the mainstream press.
went to Miami to cover the demonstrations against
the FTAA, to Brunswick, GA to write about the protests
outside the G8 Summit, to Washington, DC to participate
in the Take Back America Conference and a march
from the White House to Rumsfeld's house. I covered
events happening outside both the Democratic Convention
in Boston and the Republican Convention in NYC.
And finally, I returned to Tampa to volunteer in
headquarters while continuing to write about the
events leading up to the 2004 Presidential election
the state that was the center of controversy in
Following the '04 election, I headed west and settled
in Oceanside, CA where I continued to write about
the growing peace movement and progressive politics
in one of the most pro-military areas of the country.
I am in the process
of editing a collection of several hundred of the
I wrote during my travels and my
2006 campaign for Congress to be published
as Grass Seed.
Pescadero Ave. San Diego, CA. 92107 ~