About Me


I graduated from Rutgers University College of Pharmacy a year before 1970. After a twenty-five -year career in sales, I became a journalist for NJDiscover, a novelist (with new 2nd novel, “There’s A Tortoise in My Hair; A Journey to Spirit”), then a broadcaster; produced and co -hosted a local cable TV talk show in central Jersey. Currently serve on the Advisory Committee of Women’s Health Institute at Rutgers RWJ Medical School.

In September 2019, I taught a class in Career Explorations at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. And in September 2020, started a series of YouTube global podcast interviews;"Conversations with Calvin; We the Species" focusing on diversity of content, people, and careers. Several years ago, helped to form a global group of environmentalists. ‘Climate Optimists’ (Everything NOT Fine)
I thrive on reinvention after sixty. I’m married with grandchildren.

First Novel “Vichy Water”

‘’Vichy Water’ Synopsis : Elvin Stone meet in 1960 in a vacant lot as Newark high school students and become lifelong exceptional friends. Exceptional means trust, sharing life and spirituality, pulled from the author's experiences with angelic intervention and clairvoyance. Alex's haunting visions tell of becoming more than friends.

Elvin attends Rutgers University while Alex studies astronomy and joins a discussion group at Princeton University where he’s groomed to slide into a secret organization and government security clearance. Eventually, Alex lands in the Situation Room of the White House with potentially unsettling news for the President.

Life abruptly changes. Clandestine government meetings, murders, and a plane crash followed. Overcome by change and great loss, Elvin searches self in Sedona, Arizona, Guadalcanal, Montana, Key Largo, Vietnam War Memorials, Guadeloupe, and a Chicago African-American cemetery where Emmett Till is buried. Elvin marries twice, changes career to sales, has an affair with the daughter of a European businessman and when morality is confronted ponders the Virtue of Selfishness. The story twists through the universe, women’s perspectives, racism, tech noir movies, the environment, a college bar, and a Hollywood antique store where a bottle of Vichy Water from 1942 is found.