When it came down to writing my “about Jeff” page, I found it difficult to do. I usually have no problem writing about places and people, but when it comes to things about me, it was as if I forgot how to type. The words did not come easily. Thank god all experts said you should do this sort of thing in three-hundred words or less. Part of the problem is a fear of focusing too much on one subject and the fear that the focus will narrow your view of me, ridiculous, right? We are, all of us, multi-faceted creatures with good, bad, and sad in our being and each with a story to tell. So I will tell mine to you here, as briefly as possible so as to keep your attention.
I work as a Multimedia Producer for The Wall Street Journal. “Multimedia Producer” is a term coined by our department (I think) to define someone who does all things production: Shooting, writing, editing, publishing…and a million other things that are needed in a small, but ambitious department. I am fortunate that by virtue of my position, along with the generosity of my producers and an incredible amount of luck, I am able to travel and see things I only dreamed about as a child.
I never wanted to travel as a tourist. There is a famous quote about travel that is so famous I probably didn’t need to say it was famous.
“The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.”
Paris, Germany, England, Mexico, China, Africa, U.S.