Every day I pinch myself: I get to write.
Ever since I read "Harriet the Spy" in fifth grade, I wanted to be an author.
I had no idea where to start. In college I changed my major six times before finally choosing journalism. Maybe it chose me.
I became a journalist in 1986 because it was a writing job that paid the rent. It turned into so much more.
I became a columnist in 1994, first at the Akron Beacon Journal, then for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper. I wrote more than 2,500 columns in all. You can read some of them at the link below.
I now focus on writing books. I still write a regular column for the Cleveland Jewish News. My column is syndicated through Jewish News Service.
The most popular column of all was my 50 life lessons. What an honor to see that column included in the book “Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns."
C. S. Lewis once said, "People read to know they are not alone." That’s why I write, to help us all feel less alone.