Jeff Simons is a former Associated Press reporter with more than 30 years experience as a journalist and technical report writer. In addition to his professional writing experience, Jeff is an Associate Adjunct Professor with the University of Maryland’s distance education program.
Over the past three decades Jeff has published articles on a broad range of topics including environmental engineering, music, art, film, travel, crime, poverty, and politics. In addition, Jeff also co-wrote several high school textbooks during his tenure as a content editor with an Ohio educational publishing company. As a journalist and professor, Jeff has lived and worked in Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, and throughout the United States. Much of his travel writing has been inspired by his adventures in the U.S. Southwest and Central and South America.
Jeff lives with his wife Amanda and their beloved dog Ellie in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
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Recent Global Posts
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Well-Being with Whitney: Near-Death Experience Lessons: Part 3, on the site Whitney Hopler 11 hours, 31 minutes ago
People who have returned from near-death experiences (NDEs) know that every day of life is a gift. They died and saw how suddenly our earthly lives can end; they returned with gratitude for more time to finish […]
A common phrase used when speaking about writing, “paint a picture with words” is one of those familiar axioms that holds almost no meaning.
When told to paint a picture with words, some authors can get […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Well-Being with Whitney: Near-Death Experience Lessons: Part 2, on the site Whitney Hopler 1 week ago
After a near-death experience (NDE), people who return from the afterlife often comment on the wonderful music they heard in heaven. Music is a powerful force for well-being, they report, because musical sound […]
What a controversial topic!
While fanfiction has gained in popularity and notoriety over the years, one thing about it remains: it is still something to be ashamed of. To hide. I find this to be a very sad […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Well-Being with Whitney: Near-Death Experience Lessons: Part 1, on the site Whitney Hopler 2 weeks ago
People who have survived near-death experiences (NDEs) often make significant changes to their lives after they return from the afterlife — and many of those changes relate to strengthening their well-being. […]
Whitney Hopler wrote a new post, Well-Being with Whitney: Arianna Huffington to Speak at Mason’s Leading to Well-Being Conference, on the site Whitney Hopler 3 weeks ago
What is success, really? That’s a question iconic media leader Arianna Huffington has raised in our culture lately, provoking discussion and change among many people who are rethinking their approach to success. H […]
Fishing With My Dad
Pimento cheese and bologna
sandwiches folded in wax paper, cold fried chicken,
courtesy of my mother.
Schlitz on ice for dad, grape soda for me,
a quick stop at Pete’s for night c […]
Ashley Henyan wrote a new post, No money? No problem. There are other ways to help!, on the site Ashley Henyan 3 weeks, 2 days ago
I’ve never met Kori Nelson or Paul Leblanc in person. But, thanks to the power of the internet, I recently introduced them to each other. Now, Paul is financing Kori’s trip from Minnesota to New Hampshire, so […]
The constant target of persistent animosity, an affliction of the unique. retaliate with anonymity, pondering the demise of the evil in life. meditate often, scratching our head until blood sprints down the scalp […]