I am the creator (early 2008) and moderator (ongoing) of, which now counts members in over 160 countries on six continents. I am a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (BFA Photography, 1983). Upon graduation, I immediately embraced the world of high technology – computer graphics, interactive multimedia, high definition television production, and the Internet. It was in 1994 that I "found chocolate" and in May, 2001 I started publishing the seminal blog Over the past dozen-plus years I have become an internationally–recognized independent authority on subjects in cocoa and chocolate. My award-winning book, Discover Chocolate, was published in 2007. My ChocolateLife photo gallery archive can be found here:

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