1000 Articles Later: The Long View On A Writing Career

Two years ago, I was forced to clean out my home office. A realtor who’d looked at our home for possible sale shook her head at the dark faux wood paneling. Millennial buyers, she said, want everything flat and painted white or grey.

Before renovations began, I had to tackle the clutter of a 30 plus year career as a professional writer. For two decades I was a regular contributor to The New York Times, and for eight of those years, a columnist for a regional section. My work has been featured in a variety of national publications. And…