Jack combines the anal-retentiveness of a lapsed academic with the casual voice of a blogger, flavored with the unavoidable self-deprecation of a father of teenagers.
As a freelancer, Jack wrote websites for PBS, edited college entrance essays and Ph.D. dissertations, and published essays and reported pieces in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Orion Magazine, and Writer’s Digest. He recently compiled and published an oral history about an intergenerational community chorus.
Jack got well-rounded at Columbia University and went deep with a Ph.D. in art history at Harvard. In addition to teaching art history in the Clemente Course in the Humanities in Boston, Jack has worked as an archaeologist at multiple sites in Turkey, Syria, and Sudan, and he enjoys playing music with his band, The Porch Rockers.