P.O. Box 682, Mill Valley, CA 94942
My mission as a journalist is to report on matters of social import. That intention has led me to cover the national politics of health and education and welfare in Washington, D.C. After I moved to San Francisco, I personally learned about the power of dreams to guide and heal. I turned to writing about spiritual matters, the mind-body connection, dreams, and the artistic process.
An internationally published journalist, I have written dozens of articles for newspapers and magazines including Louisville Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Washington Journalism Review, Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Intuition Magazine, and the Pacific Sun.
I also speak and teach classes on using dreams for personal and social change.
- Independent Journalist, San Francisco, California
Report and write about health and fitness, the mind-body connection, and spirituality and well being. Lecture on dreams and healing to community, religious, and women’s groups.
- Political News Reporter, Plus Publications, Washington, D.C.
Covered White House, Congress, federal agencies and advocacy groups for biweekly social welfare publication. Wrote free-lance articles in conjunction with social welfare beat. Received National Newsletter Association award for Best Investigative Reporting for story on federal day care legislation. Guest lecturer on social welfare issues at national, state, and local political conferences.
- Columnist, Day Care and Early Education, Washington, D.C.
Wrote monthly column of news and analysis on federal legislation.
- Assistant Press Secretary, Rep. Frank Horton, R-NY, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Handled media relations in conjunction with Press Secretary; wrote press releases, weekly column, television, and radio spots, Congressional Record statements.
- Reporter/Editor, Genesee Valley Newspapers, Rochester, New York
Covered education and local government, interviewed celebrities and people in the news; edited one newspaper in weekly chain.
- Published Articles (Selected Publications)
Ms ° Washington Journalism Review ° Field News Service ° Ad Week ° Intuition Magazine ° The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat ° Women’s Feature Service ° AirFare ° Northern California Jewish Bulletin ° Writer’s Connection ° San Miguel (Mexico) Attencion ° The Pacific Sun ° Nob Hill Gazette ° Jewish Exponent (Philadelphia) ° Dream Network Bulletin ° Louisville Magazine
- Profiles (Selected)
Artist Mary Ann Currier ° Philanthropist Johnson S. (Jack) Bogart ° Entrepreneur Ron Gordon ° Journalist Bob Woodward ° Artist Marsha Connell ° Actress Dina Merrill ° O. J. Simpson (as a rookie football player)
- Topics (Selected)
Dreams and Spirituality ° Artists and the Artistic Process ° Politics ° Health and Nutrition ° Media °
Social welfare issues ° Profiles
- Lectures and Presentations (Selected)
Whole Life Expo ° KPFA radio ° San Francisco Breakfast Club ° Community Congregational Church Tiburon ° Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa ° San Francisco Jewish Community Center ° Red Rose Gallerie, San Francisco ° Whole Life Expo, San Francisco ° Hadassah Women’s Organization, Palo Alto ° Congregation Beth Jacob Women’s Group, Redwood City ° B’nai B’rith Hillel, Berkeley, The Body Impolitic Conference: Jewish and Feminist Responses to the Beauty Myth ° Landon Books, Mill Valley ° Temple Emanuel Sisterhood, San Jose ° Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service, Media Forum, San Francisco ° KPFA-FM Radio, Berkeley ° B’nai B’rith Hillel, Santa Cruz ° Professional Referral Organization II, San Francisco
- Video Producer, San Francisco Bay Area
Produced videos for television, corporate events
Independent: Producer-host, cable access: Dreaming: Conversations with Joyce Lynn; Hershey; Multimedia Coordinator/Assistant Producer
Screenplay Writer, San Francisco Bay Area
- Co-writer, Angels of San Miguel, adventure story about the evolutionary struggle for dominance of planet Earth ° Co-writer, Real Dreams, a comedy about two adults who grow up
M.A., Journalism, The American University, Washington, D.C.
B.A., Education, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Newcomb College/Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
“True to Still Life,” Louisville Magazine, October, 2005. View as : Word document | Article scan
“Looking for peace: Artists vent their feelings about war,” Pacific Sun, November 12-18, 2003. View as : Word document | Article scan
“Iguana and Goddess Embrace Freedom,” Attencion San Miguel, August 4, 1997. View as : Word document | Article scan
“Connell gives her dreams shape in colorful collages,” Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 6, 1993. View as : Word document | Article scan
“Using Your Dreams ... can help you solve problems in your writing and your career,” Writers Connection, August, 1996.
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“Dreams and Good Health,” AirFare, December, 1991. View as : Word document | Article scan