Once upon a time The Editor's Disclaimer was a place to post weekly standings of Hardball, a private, non-profit fantasy baseball league run strictly for the amusement of, well, mostly me, and the ever-changing cast of team managers. ... Then it mutated.
First and foremost, I am a journalist. Former urban reporter, sports columnist, copy desk slot, manager, newsroom tech troubleshooter and teacher, and page designer for web and print. I spent 30 years working for newspapers in Southern California, the last 19 with the Los Angeles Times. After a brief hiatus, I helped develop the California website for AllGov.com and was its featured political blogger.
I am also a mostly-self-taught computer geek who has written the programs and designed the databases used to power the aforementioned fantasy league that provided the data encompassing much of this website.