Jeff Benitz was one of the original writers on Yankee Tirade.

He inspired me to write and since he looked just like the John Harvard Statue in Harvard Yard where he
worked it was like having him tutor me on or walks through the Rocky Narrows in Sherborn.

Many of my ideas of how to address politics came from these sessions.

We met at James Carter's house in Dover in 1995. We became good friends.

succumbed to addiction.