I'm a writer and educator. I teach graduate students and privately coach screenwriters. My personal writing life covers a variety of areas, essays, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and the list grows. I started out as a playwright and stage director in Chicago. The theater informs all of my work. I believe if you can write a play well, you can write anything well. I've been working to find the through line to my work and my professional life. This blog is an exploration of topics and experiences that nobody would give me permission to express.