For 26 years I made my living as a magazine writer and photographer, working mainly for Popular Mechanics, but also for Popular Science, Today’s Homeowner, Better Homes & Gardens, This Old House and The L.A. Times.

My book credits include Creative Homeowner Press, Simon & Schuster, Reader’s Digest, Hearst Books and others.  Many of these books were collaborations. I primarily wrote home improvement articles and books, but have placed history pieces locally and short fiction with Prairie Schooner.  I’m now retired, but I keep writing and shooting and poking around.  My goal, as Walker Evans put it, is to die knowing something.