Teacher Feature: Bringing humor to the mundane

As posted in the Campus Times

When and how did you first get into journalism?
I have been writing professionally for newspapers and magazines since I was 11 years old. I used to take my little brother and I would have him stand in a pothole and take a picture of him. And then I would write an angry paragraph about this pothole –– how big it was and how badly it needed to be fixed.

And then the local newspaper would print this. It was called the Brooklyn Heights Crosstown Courier. And then they would fix the pothole.

And then I would get my brother out there again, squatting next to where the pothole used to be, smiling: ‘Look they fixed it.’

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