Writing, and travel writing in particular, is my second career. First, I spent twenty years as a broadcast news producer. Now, I love to travel anywhere I can weave together culture, history, current events, and natural beauty to reveal a deep and interesting story. Egypt, southwestern USA, and Rwanda are some of my favorite places to visit and report from, and I'm eager to return to Uzbekistan one day soon, as I spent some time there in the 1980s. In 2022, I released a book of stories, most of them about travel, called A Hard Place to Leave. The general theme is the lure of everywhere, but the book only touches upon on my excellent packing skills.