44 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a Chicagoan who has lived in Brooklyn since 2000, and I don't have any plans to leave. Prior to Brooklyn, I lived in Maine (for college), Washington, DC, Italy and Bulgaria. I don't get to travel as much as I used to because I have a eleven-year-old daughter, but parenting itself is quite an adventure, and we love living in NYC.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently left a career in financial services so I can focus entirely on what used to be my "hobbies". I'm very busy running several school gardens and a small farm, and also creating art work. I'm trying to find a niche in gardening/urban agriculture, and I plan to write and illustrate books on the same subject.
I’m really good at
making people laugh, sending text messages with proper capitalization and punctuation, drawing plants and animals, and growing most of my food.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some of my favorite books include Let the Great World Spin, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Absurdistan, A Gate at the Stairs, Oblomov, The Defense, Confessions of Zeno, Tropic of Capricorn, Sister Carrie, Botany of Desire (...and the list could go on). As for movies, I like a ton of movies old and new, including The Fall, Midnight Cowboy, La Strada, The Leopard, The Killing Fields, Lawrence of Arabia, and Tell No One.

I have no one favorite food nor a short-list, but food in general is a central part of my life. Living in New York, and Brooklyn in particular is heaven for a food lover who wants a constant variety. Great restaurants, farmer's markets, the Park Slope Food Coop, my gardens, etc.
The six things I could never do without
coffee, iPhone, a book to read, living in a walkable neighborhood that is filled with people, a kitchen full of fresh produce, and last but not least...knowing that my daughter is safe and happy.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I obsess about politics a bit too much, but I also spend a lot of time thinking about smaller things such as the next book I'll read, what I'm going to cook for dinner tonight, what I'll grow in my garden next season and weekend plans. I guess I keep a lot of mental lists going on.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually exhausted because I'm now teaching five classes on Fridays. Sometimes I'll go grocery shopping at the coop (to avoid long lines), and then home to make dinner and maybe watch a movie on Netflix.
You should message me if
You think you'd maybe like to meet in person eventually.