Russ Allison Loar began his professional life as a musician and songwriter, followed by a career as a newspaper reporter who has written for numerous publications including the Los Angeles Times. With the advent of digital recording technology, Russ returned to songwriting and composing. Some of his music cues have been used on cable television shows. He continues to write, mostly poetry and prose, which has been published in journals, anthologies and on his blog, http://ihatepoetry.com. Digital technology has also inspired Russ to work with photography. His images appear in online publications throughout the world.