It might help if you knew a little about me. I wasn’t stolen by gypsies at the age of five and sold to the circus but my life hasn’t been dull either. In my years on this planet I have had the privilege of riding in fighter jets with the Blue Angels. Exploring the Sahara desert on the back of a camel. Riding a motorcycle across Europe and receiving colorful speeding tickets in seven different languages, none of which I truly deserved.
Spending time at The White House interviewing and talking with several U.S. Presidents and a few others who thought they were. Being chased by Hezbollah terrorists through the streets of Beirut. Getting shot at in Beirut. Anchoring the news at CNN in Atlanta and New York and reporting from a number of less glamorous places. Writing, co-producing and functioning as senior correspondent on more than 21 documentaries and television news related specials. Winning an Emmy. Winning some other good stuff too. Writing four novels at once with at least 20 more still in the oven. Exploring the ancient ruins and Casbah’s of Morocco. Tearing my jeans jumping over fences as police raided an under age drinking party. Almost becoming an Eagle Scout. Just two merit badges away when I discovered girls and completely lost interest in square knots.
Holding to a firm belief that life is not a spectator sport and should actually be lived.
It’s not my whole life by a long shot, but I wanted to keep this to one page. I do sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had jumped on that gypsy wagon at the age of five.