"There's an old joke. Um, two elderly women are at a Catskill Mountain Resort and one of 'em says 'Boy, the food at this place is really terrible.' The other one says 'Yeah I know, and such small portions."
But I'm much less cynical that Alvy Singer. (I feel like I need to clarify this because I got a message from someone telling me that this was an unhealthy and unattractive world view… but it’s Woody Allen!) In reality, I truly enjoy life and try to get the most out of it. I’ve worked hard to achieve, to learn and to become who I am --- and I like who I am. At the same time I'm aware of and incredibly grateful for the opportunities I've been given.
A lawyer, (sort of the do-gooder kind). I am very ambitious about my career and have been successful in my work life. In the past, this has sometimes been at the expense of my interpersonal relationships, but I’ve become much better at putting boundaries between my work and my social/family life.
I Just published a book, of which I couldn’t be prouder (it’s a legal text for practitioners, but still….)
A guitar player of middling skill --- my go-to decompression method.
An avid reader, but always at least three New Yorker issues behind.
I am athletic and I value fitness in myself and others. Played a lot of soccer growing up, but now I spend more time in a gym than I do on a pitch. I still spend slightly embarrassing amounts of time following the EPL. These days I'm trying to surf with only limited success.
I was born in England, and spent most of my childhood either there or in Ireland. I’ve been in SF so long that there's little, possibly no, trace of an accent. I'm completely enamored of this City. It was home the first time I washed up here and it has been ever since. I’m a passionate San Franciscan. While I'm continually up for a travel adventure, I'll always return to SF.
Did my undergrad and law school at Berkeley. My B.A. is in history and I'm a bit of geek for it --- there's some part of me that still occasionally wakes up wondering if it's too late to pursue a Ph.D. That said, I'm one of the few lawyers I know that really loves their work.