||O.K., Just a little bit about me.
First, what I look like, in case
I am, of all things, a native Floridian.
It's amazing how many people are surprised by that fact. Not only am I
a native but I was born in Miami, in Jackson Memorial Hospital April 25,
1957. As it turns out the guy who ended up being one of my best friends
was born in the same hospital two days after me, yet we didn't meet and
become friends until high school.
I grew up in Miami, graduated from
Palmetto High School and then came to Gainesville to attend the University
of Florida. Here I met Toby, with whom I've shared a wonderful life for
the past 17 years. We have two kids, Scott (15) and Caitlin (6).
After we graduated (both from UF) we
decided to move back to Miami in 1983. Then in 1992 came Hurricane Andrew.
We were in South Dade and our house was pretty much trashed. We were doing
OK until the hurricane shutters were ripped off and the storm got inside.
Anyway, to make a long story short, we rebuilt and moved back into the
house in 1993, just in time for Caitlin's first birthday. In late 1995,
we decided we'd had enough of the traffic and crime and moved back to Gainesville.
I work for UF in the News and Public
Affairs Department. I am Editor of University Digest, the official publication
of the university. I also write for the alumni magazine and write press
In the course of my life I have:
I'll stop before I write the full autobiography.
Info on what I'm working on can be found in the Works
In Progress section.
Managed an Eckerd Drugs
Taught Middle School Science
Been a graphic artist
Worked at a Radio Shack
Was a Publications Manager for a computer
Wrote proposals for an engineering firm
Was a reporter for several newspapers
Was an editor of a shipping magazine