After earning a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1986, I focused my reporting on health and medicine, specializing in HIV-AIDS and LGBT issues. This online portfolio reflects the variety of my interests, including music, politics, the natural world, and New England.
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Revisiting Thoreau's "Autumnal Tints," 150 years later (featuring my photos of Walden Pond)
Excerpts from the 2011 revised and expanded second edition of my book Victory Deferred:
From January 2011 to October 2013, I wrote a weekly column for the daily newspaper in Norwich, Connecticut (my hometown, to which I returned in 2007), focusing on local politics, economic development, history, and life in a much smaller city than I was used to--my old hometown. I collected all my columns, as well as other articles I wrote about eastern Connecticut in my 2015 book Tough Love.
(Kramer: "John, this is one of the best interviews of me, ever!")
(Rechy: "I do believe that is quite the best interview I have had.")