PowerPoint and Training

In the last couple of years Patti has branched into creating content for PowerPoint presentations and other products ancillary to textbooks and digital learning products. She gleans essential information from the text and presents it as bullet points with supporting graphics, some derived from the textbook. In addition, she creates chapter summaries and interactive quizzes.

Creative Nonfiction

When she is not managing art projects or drawing maps, Patti is a creative writer.

Patti and her husband Gauss have viewed several total solar eclipses together, and she has written articles on the topic. The Minneapolis StarTribune published one article in December, 2016 Chasing the Sky in anticipation of the August, 2017 event, and an update after the eclipse occurred, Chasing the total eclipse: Sometimes the cosmic transcends the personal

She also wrote an article for TheVoyageReport.com:

The Voyage Report Eclipse Column

Patti and her husband Gauss have taped two podcasts for TheVoyageReport before and after the August 2017 total solar eclipse that crossed the United States.

Voyage Report podcast—Eclipse Chasers. 

Reflections on a Celestial Milestone

Patti has had two written pieces published that advocate for progressive health care reform.

This piece aired on KQED, San Francisco Public Radio’s Perspectives Series



Her essay A Benefit for Whom? was picked up by Democratic Underground.com


A book tentatively entitled Accidental Historian recounts her experiences living in China beginning in 1981, when that country was still collectivized. The book follows some of Isaacs’ students as they made the transition to capitalism with their country. Segments that story can be found at http://timetravelinchina.wordpress.com/

While Accidental Historian awaits a publisher, she is working on a food memoir about growing up in Mid-century Middle America on mushroom-soup casseroles and Jewish deli food—and the change that came with marrying an Italian and living in China.