Some things about me
I’m a writer and website user experience designer based variously in Washington DC, Honolulu, New York City, Kerry, Dublin, Helsinki, Wicklow, Cork, Philadelphia and now back in Kerry.
I’m a dual citizen of Ireland and the U.S. and I live on the beautiful Dingle Peninsula in the west of Ireland with my dog Lucy — a whip-smart Jack Russell/Border Collie combo who keeps me on my toes.
I went to school! I have two Master’s degrees: an MPA (Public Policy, 1988) from Columbia University and an MS (Interactive Media, 2011) from University College Cork. My BA is from Bucknell University (political science and economics).
On the creative side, I enjoy photography and have a small stock portfolio (iStock, not Wall Street). I write poetry and have been published in a few Irish journals (The Stinging Fly and WOW! Magazine (now subsumed under Words on the Street). I also play guitar and fiddle, the former pretty well and the latter, meh. I occasionally break into show tunes in the privacy of my own home. It amuses the dog.