About me

Photo credit: Thomas Andenmatten

I was born in California and grew up in Bern, Switzerland, and Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have lived in Switzerland for the last 25 years, and became a Swiss citizen in 2013.

I hold B.A. and M.A.R. degrees from Yale University, and teaching qualifications in maths and physics.

I am the author of Alles ist beseelt (Kommode Press, 2021), Hexeneinmaleins (Kommode Press, 2019), Error and Loss: A License to Enchantment (Kommode Press, 2018), “O Switzerland!” (Bergli Books, 2018), and Why Do the Swiss Have Such Great Sex? Extraordinary Answers to 66 Improbable Questions about Switzerland (Bergli Books, 2018). My chapter “Paul Geheeb and Nazi Germany: Progressive Education in the Age of Fascism” was included in Historians on Leadership and Strategy: Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity, edited by Martin Gutmann (Springer, 2020). I have also been published extensively in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

My recent publications

“Paul Geheeb and Nazi Germany: Progressive Education in the Age of Fascism” in Historians on Leadership and Strategy: Case Studies From Antiquity to Modernity

Springer, 2020

Hexeneinmaleins

Kommode Press, 2019