I am the senior features editor of Cigar Aficionado, where I have worked since 1996. Among my duties are editing the "Good Life Guide" and "Made for You" sections as well as writing most of the magazine's spirits and fashion coverage. The job is a great journey in the appreciation of the finer things in life. So much of what I do is based on sampling and writing about products in many different spheres that are created with the same passion for pursuing the highest possible standards. I consider it a mission to make the world safe for the good life. My wife has made it her responsibility to remind me not to take my palate or myself too seriously.
My career (with the exception of serving as a deckhand on an ocean-going yacht or building docks in New England here) has always been in journalism, both as a writer and editor. I've worked on or written for a wide array of newspapers and magazines, and even did a short gig with a medical trade journal. Just prior to coming to Cigar Aficionado, I was an editor for Travel Holiday and M magazines. I have also written a book on barbecue and a travel guide of New York City.