I'm competing in the Nerdist.com Competition on Inkshares to have my sci-fi novel, Disintegration, published as part of a collection

Inkshares is a crowdfunding site and your support of my project is critical to its success.

You can pre-order a copy of my novel at no cost to yourself: starting an Inkshares account nets you a five-dollar credit. Following my author page and my novel page, commenting on my manuscript will net you another five-dollar discount. The pre-order is $9.99 and the two credits will nullify that cost.

Disintegration Novel project on Inkshares

My approach to the web is to use only what is required to accomplish what is desired. Lean.

I believe in stripped-down, low-fat coding; it's easier to manage and it's less resource-intensive. You can serve exactly what you wish to purvey and use less bandwidth.

More is literally more ... but, figuratively, so is less.

You can have both: more content -- as much as you desire -- but presented through a bulk-free interface.

Provide precisely the experience you wish your audience to have but with less weight and, therefore, less wait.


A brief sampling of my projects

  • Wenner Media Logo
  • Hearst Tower, Photo from New York Observer
  • Hachette Filipacchi Media, U.S.
  • New York Post
  • Heroes Die, Band
  • Tijuana Ricks, Actor, Singer
  • Game Boys, book by Michael Kane

Hearst Magazines

At Hearst, I worked on ELLE, Road&Track, Popular Mechanics, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Women's Day, Cosmopolitan, Redbook and scads of other well-know magazine titles.

Hachette-Filipacchi Media

At HFM I focused on web design and front-end development work, signaling a departure from my time in the editor's chair.

New York Post

It was my dream to work here. I was so excited to be a part of a New York City paper. It is a bastion of grit in a place becoming ever more sanitized, and the city needs that counterbalance. I served as Deputy Editor of nypost.com from 2007-2009. In addition to my editorial duties, I was both a front- and back-end developer (PHP, Perl, Java-JSP).

Heroes Die

My band. I play the drums, write the songs, and arrange most of the music. I sing backing vocals, too. I made our website.

Game Boys

My very first paid freelance gig: a promo site for the book "Game Boys" by author Michael Kane. In the book, he investigates the culture of competitive video gaming.

"We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology."

--Carl Sagan

About Me

I am a multi-linqual, multi-instrumentalist, multi-media auto-didact. I taught myself how to speak German, Czech and French, and have cultivated my own further development in Spanish and Arabic, and I endeavor always to improve in my native tongue: English. I play the drums, the guitar (also bass) and the piano. I sing. I draw. I write. I code. I play ice hockey. I don't, however, dance.