Born and raised in the Lower East Side; taught elementary school for a while in the Bronx, and middle school in Harlem; went into the grocery store the other night with every intention of preparing a healthy dinner and walked out with tortilla chips, a tub of fresh made guacamole, and some Klondike bars--this is ok, yes?; farmed in El Salvador for a bit; the original Muppet Movie soundtrack is indelibly etched in my brain; I have a thing for bad puns; I get goosebumps when the NYC skyline first comes into view on the NJ turnpike.
Less curiously: teaching polisci at a local college, and researching and writing for a living. I keep busy by spending time with my family and friends, seeing movies and visiting museums, hitting up music clubs, exploring new restaurants, hiking in the woods, or reading. I do that a lot.
For what it’s worth, I prefer Goodfellas to The Godfather, the Yankees to the Mets, the Left to the center, Coltrane to Kenny G (yeah, I get that this isn't exactly drawing a line in the sand), the British Office to the American, Digable Planets to 50 Cent, red wine to white, The Simpsons to Family Guy, Ben and Jerry’s to Haagen-Dazs (on most days), Zadie Smith to Jonathan Franzen, the East Coast to the West (usually).