Personal essay blog, “On the Periphery,” available at


Short Stories

“The Mikvah,”

“The Gift,” Cicada, July/August 2011

“Withdrawal,” Visions and Voices, Northwestern University student literary magazine      

“The Difference,” Cicada, March/April, 2006

Short story collection, Casualties, unpublished


Sara’s Song


“Passage” featured online at Poetry Superhighway

“Vampyr,” included in Popcorn Press anthology, Vampyr Verse,

“March,” Wisconsin Poets Calendar  



The Plum Players Present


  • Grimm and Bear It
  • The Twelve Months
  • The Love Potion
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Chanukah Glow
  • A Purim Spiel
  • Follow the Hammer
  • An American Jew Revue


Short Story, “The Mikvah,” Escape into Life,

Essay, “The Whiny City,”  New City Chicago

Poem, “Passage,”

Editor/Content Writer, UpWrite Press, national business writing materials publisher, a division of Sebranek, Inc.

  • Semi-weekly blog, podcast, and news feed on writing tips, available at
  • Monthly newsletters: Writing eTips, and Mid-Month Mini; included in newsletter of the  Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals (GMALP)
  • Instructional materials for Web lessons and testing materials for online classes and  business certification

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Writer, Thinkmap,  for

Content Writer for ESL materials, GLC

Editor/Content Writer, Sebranek, Inc., parent company of the educational development company The Write Source, owned by Great Source, a division of Houghton-Mifflin

  • Essays, stories, and instruction for Write Source series of K-12 writing instruction texts
  • Scripts for computer grammar lessons and educational videos
  • Sample essays and editorial work on Write for College and ancillary materials



“Prairie Kosher,” Prairies North, Canadian national publication

Village Profile Publications-Illinois

More than three dozen freelance articles geared to Chamber of Commerce magazines for Illinois commutities, including Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Homer Glen, Itasca, Joliet, Lake Zurich, “Little Italy,” O’Fallon, Skokie, Sycamore, Warrenville, and Wheaton.

Also includes special features magazines:

Chicago Business Elite:

“Bringing Opera to the Masses”

Medicine in Motion:

“Arthroscopic Surgery: Miniature Might”

“Occupational Therapy in the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders”

“Understanding Cerebral Palsy”

“Prosthetic Research Takes Great Strides”

“Steroids: Cheating the Cheater”

Journal Communications Publications-Wisconsin

Living on the Lake and Lake Country Journal, Milwaukee-area features magazines for Southeastern Wisconsin

“Jane Hamilton,” interview with the NYT bestselling author

“Lofty Ambitions,” Haylofters Community Theater

“Rendezvous with the Past,” article on buckskinners

“All the Right Angles” (Photographs of Parade of Homes featured home)

“On a Roll” (with photos), Southern Wisconsin bicycle trails

“Slots of Fun,” historical piece on lake resorts and gambling

“Look to the Future,” Lakeland Players Community Theater

“Get Going” (with photos), bicycling equipment and tips,

“Spirits in our Midst” (with photos), Southern Wisconsin hauntings

“The Ice Man Cometh” (with photos), historical piece on area ice harvesting,

“Holiday on Ice” (with photos), area ice boating

“Stewards of the Lake,” ecology classrooms

“Skating into History”

“Valley of the Kings,” wild animal rescue

“Pedal’rs Inn,” historical bed and breakfast

Restaurant Reviews:

Chances, Rochester, WI

The Waterfront, Burlington, WI

Popeye’s, Lake Geneva, Wi

Caravetti’s, Lake Geneva, WI

Southern Lakes Media, Burlington, Wisconsin

More than 150 articles—interviews, reviews, business overviews—for Alive! weekly features supplement for seven newspapers in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Racine Journal Times, Racine, Wisconsin

More than two dozen theater reviews for Southeastern Wisconsin daily newspaper

Waukesha Freeman, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Weekly theater columnist (three years) for Visions, an entertainment supplement for

Milwaukee-area daily. Articles included interviews, theater reviews, and commentaries on the theater scene in the area and Wisconsin.

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