Welcome to danmurano.com, a site to showcase my photgraphy and work from these incredibly talented friends.
Kathy has been owned by cats most of her life. She is a career journalist who’s covered news, sports and features for television, print and the Web. She now writes about animals, humans, books, knitting, and everything in between. Kathy believes true high fashion is enhanced by a hint of pet hair.
Grace Cavalieri has 18 books and chapbooks of poetry and 26 produced short-form and full-length plays. Her newest poetry publications in 2014 are "The Mandate of Heaven" (Bordighera Press;) and "The Man Who Got Away" (New Academia/Scarith). Grace founded and still produces “The Poet and the Poem” on public radio, celebrating 37 years on-air in 2014. It is recorded at the Library of Congress and transmitted via Pacifica Network. She holds two Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards (1993 & 2013), A Paterson Poetry Prize, a Pen Fiction Award, the Bordighera Award for Poetry, The CPB Silver Metal and received the Associated Writers’ Program George Garrett Award for 2013.
Rocci's "Random Thoughts” column evolved from a daily operations sheet that he wrote when he was senior operations producer at ABC News for “This Week with David Brinkley” and the weekend “World News” broadcasts. He peppered the logistics and editorial advisory with comments on pop culture, along with humorous anecdotes about people and things in the world outside of the TV studio. During his 25+ years at the network he was also a music and entertainment reporter for radio and TV and hosted a weekly program called “Sound Bites,” “a look at what’s new and interesting in the world of pop music,” which was provided to all of the ABC-TV affiliated stations across the country.
Karla is a native of Washington, D.C. and derives a love of diverse cultures from the exciting international flavor of her hometown. Pursuing her interest in African art, she left the country in to travel in sub-Saharan Africa. Returning to Washington, she worked for the Washington Free Press during its inaugural years.
Karla designed and installed the country's first multi-media laboratory for President Johnson's "Upward Mobility Program" at the IRS. Her expertise in this burgeoning new field led her to pursue work in advertising design and public relations, eventually starting her own company.
She has considerable teaching experience with students aged eight to eighty, having developed expressive arts programs for the Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, the Duke Ellington, East of the River Summer Arts Program and Bolling Air Force Base Arts and Crafts Center. She also taught art for seven years in Arlington Virginia's Public Schools at the Career Development Center and Extended Day, Middle Schools Programs.