Born in the Bronx, N.Y. vintage-1958, I grew up in a small town in Florida, and completed high school in Houston, Tx.,
which I consider my US hometown.
After an year-long Israel sojourn in 1972, culminating in the 1973 Yom Kippur War, I later officially immigrated as an
"Oleh Hadash" in 1983 to Yahel, a vibrant, young kibbutz in the Arava Rift Valley north of the Red Sea port of Eilat.
There, over a five-year period, I helped green our little bit of the desert, grew date palms and worked on a serious tan.
I also completed a year-and-a-half stint in an Israel Defense Forces "Nahal" infantry unit. Almost twenty years of reserve
duty in an artillery batallion came to a well-deserved conclusion in January 2003.
Now married to native-born Mazal, we reside in Jerusalem. I am the father of five natives - three of them triplets (hence
the email address and a saga all its own).
I got my start in radio at www.kpft.org in Houston just after high-school, producing, hosting, reporting, answering phones, and generally trying to learn the
ropes of making listener-sponsored programming happen. There I produced and hosted "Embrace the Earth" (eco-affairs), and
"What's Nu? (Jewish - Israeli affairs).
Moving into programming was a real leap of faith and skills - especially in
trying to balance lefty "guerilla" eco-programming and Jewish - Israeli community affairs. Fond memories, though.
in Israel, I produced and hosted a swath of formats at Radio West; the nation's only all-English language, 24/6 radio station
and an aural home-away-from-home for many Western-born immigrants. A true labor of love for many on both sides of the mike,
in Jerusalem and the environs.
Next sound-stop was a www.jpostradio.com, where I prepared breaking written and audio news reports, interviews and features. I was later promoted to Executive
Director, running daily operations and programming, doggedly covering much of the current local conflict.
Along the way, I managed to produce reports for a host of international radio and television networks, write extensively
for Internet news and current affairs sites.
In time, I set up a home studio, enabling a fiesty little translation, film dubbing and voiceover service.
Past performing guitarist and band member, I occasionally "work over" blues and R&B classics in living room jam sessions,
write songs and perform far too infrequently at local venues. Find out more on the Music, whine and song page.