I worked more than a decade for daily and weekly newspapers in southeastern Massachusetts before starting the transition to blogging and new media in 2004. My experience in journalism includes two years writing for weekly papers, 11 years as a suburban correspondent, staff writer, political reporter and bureau chief at The (Brockton) Enterprise and Cape Cod Times, and three years as copy editor at The Enterprise and The Herald News of Fall River (yes, home to Lizzie Borden). I also covered two murder trials on Cape Cod and Nantucket in 2006 and 2007 as a stringer for the New York Post.
I graduated summa cum laude from Bridgewater State College in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in history, having minored in English. While at college I loaded trucks for UPS at night, wrote for the newspaper and met my future wife.
I enlisted in the Air National Guard in May 1985 and served for six years as a power production specialist in the civil engineering squadron of the 102nd Fighter Interceptor Wing stationed at Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod, until my honorable discharge in June 1991. During my six years with the Guard, I was sent on annual deployments to West Berlin (in 1986, before the Wall came down), Minneapolis, Anchorage and Jamaica.
I've run a half-dozen marathons though none in the last decade because my knees haven't let me. I am also an avid Red Sox fan, although a less obnoxious one since the Bosox won the World Series (ahem, twice) in recent years.
My wife and I live with our son and daughter, ages 13 and 11, in Plymouth, Mass.
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