About Anthony

I grew up at Copper Mountain, Colorado, when the place was a just a cluster of Stalinist concrete condominiums hulking amid the beaver ponds at 10,000 feet. I spent two years at the University of Colorado, then transferred to Brown University, where I majored in history and wrote fiction with Robert Coover and the late John Hawkes. All that prepared me to become the aluminum editor for Metals Week magazine (circulation: 6) in New York.

Bored with metal, I took a five-month trip to Southeast Asia with my soon-to-be-wife, Diana, then went to work at a fledgling Bloomberg News. After 23 years, I left there in November 2015 to see if there is an Anthony 2.0. Now, I have a communications company called Banter Partners, and a boutique real estate company called Oryx Industries.

I’m an energetic gardener and have a fascination with ginkgo trees, which have been on the Earth for at least 270 million years, since the Permian period. They survived the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event, when 90 percent of life on Earth disappeared, including the dinosaurs.

Speaking of apocalypses, the photo at the top of this website is of White Sands National Monument, in New Mexico, where Robert Oppenheimer set off the first atomic bomb, at the Trinity test site, on July 16, 1945. Years later, someone introduced oryx, antelope-like animals from Africa, to the nearby missile range. They’ve thrived!

Anthony Effinger: (503) 490-8524, aeffinger@gmail.com