In 2011, I celebrated my tenth anniversary as a contributor to Home Theater, four years as a freelancer and six more as a full-timer. My book Practical Home Theater also celebrated its own tenth anniversary. I feel fine. How are you?
- audio editor, blogger, news columnist, & reviewer for Home Theater
- author of Practical Home Theater and Happy Pig's Hot 100 New York Restaurants
- founder and owner of Quiet River Press
- co-founder and original editor-in-chief of etown.com
- former columnist for DigitalTrends.com
- former audio critic for Rolling Stone
- former senior editor of Video Magazine
In 2010, I celebrated my fifth anniversary as audio editor of Home Theater.
In 2009, I kept my nose to the grindstone as the magazine survived amid a foundering economy.
In 2008, I managed not to fumble my nest egg in the financial crisis.
In 2007, my online news writing for Home Theater moved from the blog to the news page and I added a tip jar to the Happy Pig restaurant site.
In 2006, my Home Theater blog went daily, and my restaurant book became an ad-supported site.
In 2005, a key freelance relationship deepened into a full-time job as I became audio editor of Home Theater. I also landed stories in Cargo and Sync.
In 2004, I was named news editor for Home Theater, my second book made its debut, the first seven titles from Quiet River Press flowed into the mighty Amazon, and I began writing a column for DesignTechnica.com (now DigitalTrends.com).
In 2003, I founded Quiet River Press, a publishing company specializing in print-on-demand books.
In 2002, my first book made its debut and I began contributing to Home Theater Magazine.
In 2001, my Internet company died. I breathed a sigh of relief, reclaimed my identity as a magazine writer, and wrote a book on home theater.
In 2000, I gave up editing entirely and retired to my home/office.
In 1999, I stepped aside as editor-in-chief to become etown.com's head writer, helped train several young writers and editors, and watched the company grow and grow.
In 1998, my company was funded.
In 1997, I made a lot of new friends.
In 1996, E/Town: The Home Electronics Guide made its debut on the Internet with me as unpaid editor-in-chief.
In 1995, my company formed in a blaze of passionate emails among five partners. And I started the personal website you're reading now.
In 1994, I started talking about forming a writer-friendly online publishing company. Was this the pivotal moment of my life?
In 1993, I wrote a story for The Washington Post headlined "The Trouble with Multimedia."
In 1992, I started writing for Details, and went to Japan.
In 1991, I became the audio critic of Rolling Stone.
In 1990, I started writing for Rolling Stone.
In 1989, I wrote lots of video movie reviews for Newsday.
In 1988, I started writing a column on home theater for Audio Video Interiors, which lasted 15 years and was the first and longest-running column on the subject.
In 1987, I started writing for The Village Voice.
In 1986, I left Video Magazine to become a self-employed writer specializing in technology and the arts. Was this the pivotal moment of my life?
In 1985, I went to Europe, and became aware of possibilities in the world outside the magazine.
In 1984, I edited Video's program review section, along with most other sections.
In 1983, I continued working two jobs -- Video by day, Trouser Press by night.
In 1982, I met Richard Thompson while editing the Trouser Press Collectors' Magazine.
In 1981, I edited every word that went into Video Magazine.
In 1980, I became assistant editor of Video Magazine.
In 1979, I graduated from college, got a production job with Conde Nast, and walked into the offices of Trouser Press, a rock magazine, without an appointment.
In 1978, I worked for a newspaper.
In 1977, I edited a school magazine.
In 1976, I started writing about music for the college newspaper.
In 1975, as I graduated from high school, I decided to become a writer. No, this was the pivotal moment of my life.
In 1957, I was born into a union family.