About Me


2014: Wearing treasured
"ONLY IN MAYNARD" shirt 
"LIFE OUTDOORS" is a column I write for the Beacon-Villager, the Maynard and Stow, Massachusetts weekly newspaper.

Topics include local history, outdoor recreational activity and observations on nature. The column started in late 2009.

Many of the column's 2009-2011 articles were incorporated into a book "MAYNARD: History and Life Outdoors" in November 2011. The book is available at The Paper Store; also on-line via Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Not available as an e-book.

Many of the column's 2012-14 articles were incorporated into a book "Hidden History of Maynard" in August 2014. Book available at The Paper Store, on-line, and as an e-book via Kindle, Nook and iPad.

As of January 2017 the count is 248 columns and not yet running out of ideas.

Winter bicycling


Let's see - born in New York City, grew up in New Jersey, Massachusetts resident 1969-1978 and again 2000 to present, those last 16 years in Maynard. When not writing, gardening or bicycling, I am a science consultant to the food and dietary supplement industry.

This blog is dedicated to my family: Jean, my wife of 40 years, Rachel, our daughter, who is leading a richly complex life in Los Angeles, and to the memory of Daniel Mark, our son, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 25 years, from complications related to epilepsy. Daniel worked outdoors and enjoyed many outdoor activities.