I have contributed to explore, Cottage Life and Canadian Geographic Travel and was a frequent columnist for Xtra. My writing has also appeared in Maclean's, Toronto Life, Chatelaine, I.E.
Money, Good Times, National Post Business Magazine and many other consumer magazines. You
can sample some of these snippets at Published,
Recently I won two National Magazine awards in the sports and business categories for, respectively, Testing the Waters and Going Concern. That story also won a 2011 Bronze Award in Public issues at the International Regional Magazine Association. I also share several more
NMAs with other writers and editors for various stories published in explore. See my resume for full details.
On the creative but, sadly, non-paying
side, I am a published short story writer and a produced
playwright. You can read some of my work, find out more
about my plays, and view an excerpt from my novel in
progress at The Writer’s
Block. Stay tuned for a personal essay, soon to be published in an anthology about gay families edited by
I call Toronto home and live in a 100-year-old
house with my wife, potter
and two small cats with big attitude. Molly, our doberman/beagle cross,
died in April 2008 at the ripe old age of nearly 15. We hope she is finally
catching squirrels somewhere.
When I’m not writing
in my office (either the attic or the garden, depending on my mood and
the weather) my favourite pastime is to head for the open water and
take a swim. Any body of water, fresh, saline or brackish, will do.
Really. I once took a dip near the Dragon Boat Pit in Lake Ontario. (I
don't advise anyone do the same.) Toronto's Cherry Beach, however,
is excellent. And the waters of San Francisco Bay? Well, read about
that in my story Testing the Waters.