Links on this page take you to clips of pieces that I have written or edited
for Time-Life Books during the latter part of my career there. Some are text excerpted from chapters
without accompanying illustration. Others are scans of pages from picture/art
essays, where the text makes little sense without the photographs or
- A passage from Dream
Houses for Real
(Copyright Time-Life Books, 2000).
- An excerpt from "The Glimmer of Electronic Connections," the
opening chapter of Understanding
(Copyright Time-Life Books, 1986).
- "Carrying Our Genetic Legacy," an essay from Journey
Through the Mind
and Body: Blueprint
for Life (Copyright Time-Life Books, 1993).
- Our American
comprised a multitude of short takes on virtually every aspect of
America from 1890 through 1990 (Copyright Time-Life Books, 1999).
- In 2004, the National Captioning Institute commissioned me to produce a
128-page illustrated book to commemorate a quarter-century of pioneering
work in producing closed captions for television. Here is
Chapter 1, which I
wrote and edited (Copyright National Captioning Institute, 2004).
Cabling Systems commissioned me to write instruction books for
equipment they produce that facilitates the pulling of telephone- and data
cables through ceilings and walls of office buildings (Copyright Beast
Cabling Systems, Inc. 2006).