About

Previous to my 2022 biography, "Pallenberg Wonder Bears - From the Beginning" (BearManor Media), I authored a pictorial history titled, “Images of America CLINTON” (Arcadia Publishing, 2019); five titles for New York City publishers (The John Day Company & Franklin Watts); illustrated two dozen and provided art for the Bronx Zoo; the Humane Society of the United States; Little, Brown & Company; the Journal of Theoretical Biology; the Journal of Algebra; the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; and World Scientific Publishing. Additionally, I coordinated the 1969 world premiere of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" for 20th Century Fox; worked as a consultant for the U.S. House of Representatives’ “October Surprise Task Force”, where according to their Deputy Majority Counsel, Michael Zeldin, my work “met and exceeded every expectation”; and organized and hosted the 2015 Edgar Rice Burroughs Bibliophile Convention (aka Dum Dum), which ran for four days in Clinton, Connecticut and was attended by members of the Burroughs’ family and the staff of ERB, Inc, along with authors and illustrators of Burroughs related books and almost 100 bibliophiles, who came from all over North America to celebrate his genius.

An active member of every community in which I've ever lived, I spent eight years as a Clinton, CT Police Commissioner (2005-2013); served on Clinton's Design Review Board (2000-2007); Historic District Commission (2001-2006; 2017- present); and Charter Revision Commission (1997-98 & 2003-04). For Clinton's Department of Parks & Recreation I coached 1st, 2nd & 3rd grade girls softball (2008-2014) and for seven years did the publicity for the Clinton Rotary’s annual Cancer Relief Fund Drive Walk-a-thon. Previously I served on the Board of The Arts Council of Greater New Haven; Planned Parenthood of Greater New Haven; Shoreline Youth Theater; the Madison Arts & Science Council -- and additionally, spent eight years as the program coordinator for the New England Chapter of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, serving simultaneously on their Board of Directors and three of those years as its Board’s Chairman.

In September 2019, my book "Images of America Clinton" won a Literary Award Competition sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Genealogists as Best Research Publication and two years earlier, Marquis Who’s Who presented me with their Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous honors include the 2001 General Richard G. Stilwell Award, bestowed upon me in Washington D.C. by the Association of Former Intelligence Officers for my work with their New England Chapter; and Duck Island Yacht Club’s 1998 Corinthian Award.

Other Works

  • "Images of America CLINTON" (Arcadia)

    2019
  • Geography Puzzles (Franklin Watts)

    1979
  • Math Puzzles (Franklin Watts)

    1978
  • Metric Puzzles (Franklin Watts)

    1977
  • The Second Adler Book of Puzzles & Riddles (The John Day Company)

    1963
  • The Adler Book of Puzzles and Riddles: Sam Lloyd up to Date (The John Day Company)

    1962

Awards and Recognition

  • "Images of America CLINTON", 2019 Best Research Publication, Connecticut Society of Genealogists.