about me

Before working with Justice Siracuse I was a law clerk in both the Fourth and Second Appellate Divisions, and I wrote and argued felony appeals for the Monroe County Public Defender's Office.

Long ago I owned and ran a classical record store next to Rochester's Little Theatre. I have been active in many fields, but my main love is writing.

My children's history of the Adirondacks, Our Wilderness, was honored as the best individual cultural contribution to the Park's centennial. My most recent book, The Fiction of a Thinkable World: Body, Meaning, and the Culture of Capitalism, should be published by Monthly Review Press when you read this.

I live in the Park Avenue district of Rochester with my wife Loret, a gifted photographer who teaches at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and two very confident cats.

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