Neal’s news career began in 1995 at Santa Rosa radio station KSRO. While reporting for the Sonoma Index-Tribune between 1998 and 2003 he earned professional accolades from the National Newspaper Association; Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California; and the Sonoma County Press Club. He has also written for the Sonoma Valley Sun, North Bay Bohemian, Petaluma Argus Courier, Novato Advance, PunkTorah.Org and jweekly; and “appeared” on KOME and KSVY and in jweekly and The Forward, as a subject. (Clips available here.)
In non-plague times, Neal — a Reform Movement-ceritifed Pararabbinic Fellow — holds a casual, twice-monthly Torah study in his Sonoma home. Since 2005, he has been experimenting with his own brand of mythopoeia: short, episodic fantasy tales concerning a self-defrocked holyman traveling a fantastic landscape, giving aid and comfort while eking out a meager but honest living as a mercenary cook. Intrigued?
– Blog: http://metaphorager.net
– Snail mail: POB 1313, Sonoma CA 95476
– Email: scoop at sonic dot net