Dan was graduated from Yale University in 1963 and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1966. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., retiring in 1996 to sail with his wife in the Caribbean. They settled in a rural area in Panama in 2001. Dan spends most of his time training and riding horses and trying to write a bit. In the interest of full disclosure, he voted in 2008 for Senator McCain and Governor Palin, there being no other viable option.
Some of Dan's articles are now published on Pajamas Media as well as Opinion Forum.