History, especially 19th century U.S. history, has long been my passion and I enjoy reading and writing about pop culture, especially music and film. My most extensive research and writing has been in the early 19th century, yielding two books, David Crockett in Congress: The Rise and Fall of the Poor Man's Friend and Music of hte Alamo as well as several articles and blogs. In addition to writing The Beatles: The Ultimate Recording Guide, I have written liner notes for several CDs and am a voting member of NARAS, which presents the Grammy Awards. I have written for The Washington Post, People, Musician, The Alamo Journal, The Crockett Chronicle, Goldmine and Discoveries.
I retired after 32 years with the U.S. Department of Transportation. Originally from New Jersey, I now live in Maryland.