Editor and raconteur

I'm a senior editor at SmartBrief, managing editor of SmartBlog on Leadership, a lifelong baseball fan and lover of random facts who lives in Washington, D.C.

Where you can find me: In e-mail newsletters, work-tweeting @SBLeaders and tweeting about baseball, editing, #longreads and minutia @James_daSilva. I'm also a partial-season ticket holder for the Washington Nationals, where I have an overly fond attachment to the Presidents Race. I can often be found at diners and neighborhood bars discussing the minutia and hidden connections of everything.

What I used to do: I was a full-time copy editor at SmartBrief and copy desk chief at The Daily Star in Oneonta, a Dow Jones News(paper) Fund copy-editing intern in summer 2005 at the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and a 2005 graduate of the then-Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland) with a double major in communications and philosophy. I also ran cross country.

What I've written: My old Yankees/pop culture blog, Afternoon Baseball, is on hiatus here, and I've written the occasional column and editorial. Here's a list of some of my writing, and what I write for work .

What I'm reading: I'm a voracious reader and like to pass on what I find interesting. The Internet is frustratingly impermanent; some of those links are on +1s on Google+, but these days, it's probably best to follow my personal Twitter or my Longreads page.

How to contact me: Ask questions, say hello by e-mail or find me on Twitter or LinkedIn.