These essays on BestQuest are reflections on topics I have been interested in for many years: but here revisited and reassessed. You should distinguish between the facts I report (newly researched from the latest sources most of the time) and the opinions I give, which are sometimes eccentric, but insightful, I hope. What I’m trying to do is get a discussion started, not necessarily here, but in readers’ minds. I would be sorry if anybody came here just for the facts I relate. This is not an encyclopedia. It’s a cultural centre. Your feedback sustains me.
My background is in journalism. Some time ago I wrote a book, The Far-Famed Blue Mountains of Harry Phillips, which revived the reputation of a famous but forgotten photographer. My careers include a recent professional position as program co-ordinator and publicist for a community college, which increased its community of learners by almost 250% in my period of service. Other professions include those of journalist, magazine editor and desktop publisher/print designer, and teaching in some of these areas.