I've been lucky...
For the last fifty years I've been able to make a living as a writer. Most of those years I spent working and then owning a small regional ad agency and, more recently, I've been primarily writing documentary scripts.
I'm also lucky enough to live in Vermont where I hike, bike, play squash, drink coffee, watch the Connecticut River flow by and do all the other things I enjoy doing when not writing. That includes working as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem for at-risk kids who are involved in the courts and/or social-services. My wife Wendy and I have been married for 40+ years. She has an interview show on local community-access television called Here We Are where, in one episode, she interviewed me. We talked about a wide range of subjects including my new book Opium.
Like any writer, I've studied and written about many things. Recently, I made the list below to see exactly how many. These days, I think and write mostly about the mind: mental health, addiction, despair, insight, and transcendence.
I've had the opportunity to write about:
Addiction, Ball Bearings, Baseball, Bath Salts, Beer, Bipolar, Cancer, Carrots, Checking Accounts, Chemotherapy, Computer Accessories, Construction Companies, Cribs, Criminal Justice Reform, Cutting Boards, Daycare Furniture, Depression, Drugs, Employee Benefit Programs, Energy-Efficient Buildings, Espionage, Famous Historical People (many), Fragrance, Genetics, Gods, Healthcare, Helicopters (Medivac), Hospitals, HVAC Systems, In-Vitro Fertilization, Industrial Machinery, Insurance, Investment Services, Judicial Reform, Kitchen Cabinetry, Legal Services, Magazines, Marble Quarries, Me, Medical History, Mental Health, Neurotransmitters, Non-Profit Housing, Ophthalmological Instruments, Optical Filters, Packaging, Palliative Care, Pediatric Medicine, Personal Computers, Pharmaceuticals, Pollination, Post & Beam Buildings, Presidents, Private Schools, Pumice Stones, Radioactive Storage, Relationships, RFI Chips, Savings Accounts, Schizophrenia, Scientific Research, Shoes, Silver Polish, Sluice Gates, Soap, Soapstone Countertops, Social Services, Software, Sponges, Spray Nozzles, Toys, Trade Show Displays, Trust Accounts, Women's Clothing, Worms, Writing, X-rays (well, Radiation Therapy), YMCAs, Zoos (Petting).