After studying sociology at Wesleyan University, I went on to earn a degree in public administration from Roosevelt University and then attended the Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. A retired physician, I am interested in the intersection of science and art, particularly the relationship between literature, healing and spirituality.
This spring my partner and I moved from New Orleans to Chicago, our original home. We live in the Lincoln Park area and are happy to be back near our families. I am active in the local writer's communities while maintaining my connections to New Orleans where I was active in the gay HIV community. I will miss the Mardi Gras scene, having served several years as the Ball Captain of a Krewe, but you never really leave it behind and perhaps there could be some Mardi Gras in Chicago.
Currently I am the event coordinator for TallGras Writer's Guild and can be found reading their monthly open mikes located in the Bourgeois Pig coffee shop on Fullerton. I am also a regular participant at the Center on Halsted where I am a member of the writer's group and SAGE.
My creative work has appeared in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Grey Sparrow, A&U Magazine, Sloth Jockey, Eunoia, RiverSedge. I am a feature poet in TallGrass's Anthology Music in the Air. I have written extensively on geriatric care and managed care. In addition to being a poet I am a playwright and two of my plays, Teddy’s Nightmare and Aurora Borealis, have been produced at the Marigny Community Theatre in New Orleans. I have a work of poetry, Dust, which can be found on Amazon.