Raised on a hearty corn fed diet in the Midwest, I came of age in Manhattan and grew up during stints in Europe and Asia. That sentence previously read "I became a man in Manhattan...", but that sounded a little too much like some kind of bizarre bildungsroman story of maturation in a West 32nd Street brothel or an admission of gender reassignment surgery in a shady Hell's Kitchen clinic. So "came of age" it is!
I've literally lived all over the world and have tried to assimilate the best parts of each culture into my personality and lifestyle. The end result is basically an eclectic mishmash of highbrow and lowbrow, slapstick sophistication, and orderly chaos.