I was born and raised in Pittsburgh. I have fond memories of the city including Mineo’s Pizza in Squirrel Hill. I am grateful for the education I received at the University of Pittsburgh where as an undergraduate I majored in Political Science. I graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1976 and then went on to Pitt Law. After graduating from the law school in 1979, I moved to Washington and served for more than forty years as a career civil servant in the Federal government.

I’m now happily retired. I enjoy photography.

Washington is a beautiful city. If you’re planning a trip to the nation’s capital, you can find food for thought for your trip here.

Paris is a city I’ve loved for more than forty years. I visit as often as possible and offer suggestions for those visiting Paris here.

I hope you enjoy what you find here and come along for the ride.

Washington, DC, June 6 2024.