Hi. I'm Michael

I lived in New York City for 25 years. During that time I worked in journalism, technology and publishing. I also taught media courses at Columbia University.

Life happened, notably in the form of two daughters. After our second was born, my wife and I decided to raise them in the country.

We now live along the Connecticut-Rhode Island border somewhat near to where I grew up.

For years I told myself that I’d eventually start a new, second career. That time is more or less now. It’s a slow transition but I’m working on two things.

First is writing children’s books.

I’m somewhat confident with the words. Not so much the illustration. Drawing was never quite my bag but I’m learning how to do it. Fortunately, I have two very good critics in the house helping me out.

illustration of Astrobot and her sisters.

The crazier, borderline-insane move is that I’m getting into regenerative farming. My wife and I recently bought some land that we’re converting into an orchard and hopefully, someday, a cultural retreat.

Note what I initially wrote above.

I lived in New York City my entire adult life.

I know nothing about farming although I do know more than I did a year ago. Anyway, this is what I intend to do.

Meantime, as I transition from my old career to my new, I continue working on media projects through my studio. You can learn about that here.