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Contributor since:December 2008

About Me

My parents voted for McGovern in 1972.

I applied to the CIA in 1984.

I always split my ticket.

I've written for the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, MIT Press and have syndicated columns to Reuters and the Chicago Sun Times.

My interest in women in politics began when I read about Eleanor of Aquitaine who, in the 12th century, ruled both England and France--and launched a full scale war against her husband when she caught him cheating on her.

IMO, no one has bested that record yet.



I'm Known For...

Launching the first site for web cinema in 1998, The Bit Screen and the first real-time film mix over the Internet, Story Streams, in 2003.

My Current Project

A book based on my blog, The Dame Domain (

My Greatest Achievement

Not there yet

My Biggest Regret

Regrets? I've had a few. But then again, too few to mention.

I Truly Respect


Moments I'd Like To Forget

I've already forgotten

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Proficient at playing piano blues and R&B.


What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Jungle Red nail polish

This Is Annoying Me...

Syncophantic behavior.

Can't Do Without

Black coffee and red wine

Favorite Voices

Sam Cooke, Van Morrison, Fay Weldon, Alison Weir

My Secret Ambition

To be John Le Carre. Or maybe Julia Child.

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