I have written two book and co-authored three others. I have also published over 300 articles in magazines, encyclopedias, and newspapers. Since September 2009 I have written a four-times-weekly post called “Unknown Chicago” on the media website Chicagonow.com
I have practical expertise on historically-accurate design for movie and television programs. I have worked on projects for such varied organizations as Children’s Press, Microsoft Corporation, the
I have nearly 40 years teaching experience. This includes every level from kindergarten through college and adult education. I work with students of all abilities, of all backgrounds, in both city and suburb.
I have been a guest on WTTW-TV, WBEZ, WGN, and New Zealand Public Radio. The topics were political history and sports.
Some of my most treasured moments are telling stories to younger kids. I spin tales of other lands, or past times, or mythology. Then there is also the reading of a classic children’s story, with appropriate embellishment.
I have designed and presented teacher-training workshops for the