is a teacher, writer and education technology consultant living in Boston, Massachusetts ( USA ) since 1966.

In another life he (mis) made station wagons and Thunderbirds for the Ford Motor Company ( Detroit ); scribbled for The Michigan Daily; organized demonstrations for S.D.S.; successfully coached a junior high soccer team ( Bobcats - whose Leftwing is now British Foreign Secretary ); heard Alan Heimert remind us more than once at Eliot House 'we are all midgets standing on the shoulders of giants'; and brought together the Czech Republic's Vaclav Havel and Apple Computer's John Sculley, twice, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and Prague.

He has written or edited a number of books: New Poet Series; Literature in Revolution; Simone Weil: Interpretations of a Life; Plain Pictures of Plain Doctoring: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration ( with John D Stoeckle, MD ); A Tree of Man ); more than 180 essays, articles and reviews; and advised a high school newspaper and its 50+ editors, writers, photographers and business managers, since 1989.

When not repainting or repairing his heavily-mortgaged 1892 Queen Anne with Brian Murray's Brookline Iron & Steel firm, he mulches roses; raises Norwich Terriers; casts with his Battenkill; and hopes to get out again with Sally, his 17-foot sloop-rigged Lowell's Boatshop wooden boat. Days of a Triumph Bonneville and Ruger Blackhawk are dreams, less substantial by far than the Red-Tailed aristocrats who frequent the fifth floor terrace railing of Boston's Athenaeum.


George Abbott White, PhD