For JACK FEERICK, freelance writing is a lifelong education. “I’ve never been an expert on anything before writing about it,” he says. “The fun of it is in the research. I’m always into learning something new.” He has written for Better Homes & Gardens, The Saturday Evening Post, and mental_ floss, along with poetry, fiction and comics for a variety of small presses. He lives and works in western New York with his family; his Scotch of preference is Auchentoshan 12-Year-Old — if you’re buying.