Seeing a spider the size of most cellphones “bristle” with annoyance up close is difficult to forget.
I'm an American-born-and-educated freelance magazine writer and photographer based in southern Germany, thirty km southeast of Munich. I'm also not far from Innsbruck and Salzburg, Austria. Before moving to Germany in 1985, I worked as a reporter at The Ridgefield Press, a weekly newspaper in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and in the international editions departments of the magazines Cosmopolitan and Science Digest at The Hearst Corporation in New York. Once in Germany, I gained experience in the photo editing department at the German editions of Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar, and was the photo editor of the German magazine Musik Express for several years before starting out as a freelance journalist in 1988. I write on a very wide variety of subjects and am open to almost any type of new challenge and subject area. Besides English, I speak German, French, Italian, and Spanish. I'm very experienced at doing interviews.