I like to argue and that’s what I love about writing a newspaper column twice a week. This blog is something like that — a daily argument about things that don’t work, about solutions to problems and about forces that are changing this state, for better and worse.
I’m a news guy. I’ve never lived in a house where there weren’t at least two or three daily newspapers on the kitchen counter. Besides Connecticut (where I was born), I’ve lived in Vermont (where I grew up, mostly), Washington D.C., Berkeley and Chicago. I’m a graduate of the University of Vermont and Northwestern University. Over the years, I’ve worked on Capitol Hill for a Republican senator, pumping gas in Yellowstone Park and as a clerk in a San Francisco bookstore. I prefer life as a reporter. Since 1986, I’ve had a cubicle at the Courant, where I’ve written about schools, casinos, Indians and lately, renegade probate judges.
I live in West Hartford Center with my wife Joan and three kids and a dog that I promise to never write about. You can reach me at 860-241-6483 or email@example.com.