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About Me

I am a freelance writer and a former staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal. 


Most recently, I have written travel stories for the WSJ about the social dynamics of group tours, Americans retiring in Portugal and ocean swimming in Turkey. I also looked at what it's like to work remotely from a tropical island using the new digital nomad visas.


My stories about life during the pandemic appeared in the Los Angeles Times and Vogue.  I have written personal essays and humor for both the WSJ and the New York Times covering subjects such as lost tortoises, downsizing and New York co-op boards.

I’m also a below average triathlete.  My essays on the advantage of being over 50 and competing in the world championships on Team USA appeared in the WSJ Encore Report.  I competed in the 2022 ITU world championship in aquabike in Abu Dhabi, taking third place in my age division--out of three contenders

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