Los Angeles, born and raised. I grew up in a pool, miss burritos like something serious, and drive like a rock star.
Here is the place in the profile where people usually list all the places they have been. What can I say? I have been places, drove across the country twice, lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few years, and spent six months in Vermont for a teaching residency.
I've been in the Big Bad Apple almost 7 years doing things like abusing my Seamless account and trying to stay calm when surrounded by tourists on 5th Ave.
I am a theater artist. I write plays and sometimes act. I pay the bills by running all things administration at a political nonprofit and doing marketing for a small poetry press.
In my dream world I would be paying my bills teaching or working for an organization that serves veterans.
And that is me in a comfortably sized nutshell.
I see you question #2...