My earliest memories include some form of running. Whether it was playing Run the Bases, Hide the Belt and Jailbreak as a child, or hoops, street hockey and football as a teenager, I was always running. I didn’t run a long-distance race until after I graduated from high school, and then discovered I could run stronger as I aged. I qualified for the Boston Marathon at the age of fifty, the same year I won my first running award at the Bermuda Marathon. I ran my thirteenth marathon in November 2012.
My interest in writing also began at an early age. My first published piece was a 1977 letter to the editor of the Philadelphia Inquirer to protest the French government’s release of the mastermind of the Munich Olympics terrorists attack. After twenty years working construction, I took a job as an industry analyst and began writing industry studies.
When the new millennium arrived, I had a brainstorm to run my second marathon twenty years after my first. I kept a training log that became my memoir, Twenty-four Years to Boston, which was published by St. Johann Press in 2013 and is available on Amazon.com.
The past few years my interest ventured to fiction. I recently completed a short story collection titled Once A Welder about blue-collar culture, and my first novel titled Miracle on Federal Street about a young Irish shipyard welder who discovers he has unique abilities. Upcoming projects include stories that pick up where Twenty-four Years to Boston ended, with a focus on aging and running; and a travel book about a challenge I will undertake to celebrate my sixtieth year. In my spare time I write essay, nonfiction and short stories from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. You can read some of the work I’ve published nationally and locally at my Portfolio.