This blog started as a project for Science and Environmental Writing, a class in the Master of Professional Writing (MPW) program at Chatham University.  As a graduate of this program, I am using this blog to pursue my passion of writing and helping others learn.


Sadie (left), Leo (middle), and Me at Home

I am a lifelong learner with four Associate degrees from Butler County Community College in different Engineering disciplines, a BS in Mathematics from La Roche College, and an MA in Professional Writing from Chatham University.   My work experience includes 20 years of Engineering experience in positions as a programmer, CAD designer, estimator, and production coordinator.  I’ve also worked as a landscaper and customer service/sales associate.  Throughout my academic and professional career, I have undergone changes to increase my skill set and marketability.

Though I have never had the title of writer in my work, I have done technical and business writing throughout my career.  By enrolling in the MPW program at Chatham, I felt myself undergoing a natural change to become the writer I have always wanted to be.  In my “free” time, I write poetry and short stories, some of which I have self-published.

This blog will test my ability to marry writing, story telling, and science into a format easily understood by others.

I thank you for your interest and for taking time to view my posts.  Some posts will be very insightful, others less so.  In either case, I hope to accomplish some or all of the points in the following quote:

“Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light.”

-Joseph Pulitzer (1907-1990)


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