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.
(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.")
From January 2011 to October 2013, I wrote a weekly column for the daily newspaper in Norwich, Connecticut, 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.
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: