June 2002 –present: FREELANCE WRITER for magazines and newspapers including  The American Lawyer, The American Prospect, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and International Herald Tribune.

June 1997 –June 2002: SENIOR EDITOR, Inc. magazine

March 1987 –   June 1997:  STAFF REPORTER/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, PBS- Frontline

July 1985 – June 1986:  LEGAL INVESTIGATOR, The Investigative  Group, Washington, D. C.

December 1983 –     June 1984: ECONOMICS EDITOR, Congressional Quarterly,

May 1982 –  December 1983:  SPEECHWRITER for U.S. Sen. Paul Tsongas, Washington, D.C.

March 1981 –  April 1982:  SENIOR EDITOR, Boston Magazine

October 1971 – July 1979:  REPORTER/EDITORIAL WRITER, The Boston Globe

November 1970 –  1971: REPORTER, Associated Press, Omaha, Neb.


Sevellon Brown Memorial Award ­for distinguished public service (1977); George Foster Peabody Award, Emmy and National Gold Azbee Award for magazine feature writing.


J.D., Columbia University Law School (1969);

B.A. in history (minor in economics), Stanford University (1966)


Languages: French (conversant) and Spanish (working knowledge)

 Admission to Tennessee Bar (1971)


Founding board president of The Conversation US, website that publishes topical          commentary and analysis by experts at American colleges and universities

Overseer and former treasurer of the Bayville (Maine) Village Corporation