Retired arts editor and theater critic, Modesto (CA) Bee
Born and educated in New York City. Army veteran. Journalism graduate of City College of New York, with later studies in Germany, Mexico, Nicaragua and California. Writer, editor and reviewer at seven newspapers, ending with 34 years at Modesto Bee. Received journalism fellowship at Stanford, 1979-80, focusing on theater and art. Theater blogger for Huffington Post San Francisco since 2011.