I have been reading The New Yorker for fifty years. For many, that would peg me as a liberal. That august title is far more intelligent than almost any other media and tends to be far more balanced than media claiming to be. The magazine has always informed, explained, or entertained; I even enjoy reading the little advertisements.
Today, I read an article that reminded me of America’s greatness, something which daily media reports have tended to cause me to wonder about. The story was about NASA’s Mars program, with emphasis on the latest successes. No other nation could have done this...at this point in human history. Besides reassuring me of tarnished goodness, the article was very interesting.
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.