Author, Journalist, Humane Educator
I'm the author of four books, including most recently a biography of the late conductor Carlo Maria Giulini, published by the University of Illinois Press.
I've written articles for such financial publications as Barron’s, Bloomberg Personal Finance, Bloomberg Wealth Manager, Better Investing, Mutual Funds, Individual Investor, Consumer's Digest, Consumer Reports, Your Money, and Institutional Investor.
My “Historical Perspectives” column has appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 29 years and was named "Best Column" in the Milwaukee Press Club's 2016 and 2022 Excellence in Wisconsin Journalism competitions. I have co-authored a script for the “Secrets of the Great Investors” series narrated by Louis Rukeyser, taught investment classes at Marquette University, and been a guest on the "Today" Show, CNN, and NPR.
For financial firms, I write and edit whitepapers, commentaries, and shareholder reports. I've worked with the Burish Group, Northern Trust, Delaware Investments, Federated Investors, ING Funds, Freemont Funds, Hartford Investment Management, Neuberger Berman, MFS Funds, Pioneer Funds, Red Granite Advisors, Robert W. Baird, Brandes Investment Partners, Citizens Funds, Trivent Financial Services, USAA Financial Services, and the Vanguard Funds.
I'm also the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Compassion for Farm Animals, and the author of "Company Town," a forthcoming novel about the exploitation of nonhuman animals in industrial agriculture.