I love to dance. I've got a thing for lists (perhaps bordering on an obsession). I think orange may be the best color ever. I’m never one to say no to strong coffee or a cold gin & tonic. I have a mild obsession with Ernesto (Che) Guevara that started at birth. Books – I’m crazy for books – always have been. I like things spicy (friends, food, travel, etc.)
Things I dig: Aaron Sorkin; nostalgia; al dente pasta; The New Yorker; Barack Obama; yoga; the Detroit Tigers; growing stuff on my windowsill; the Brooklyn Flea; Hipstamatic; cold beer in the afternoon; West Coast Mexican food; naps.
I'm a kind-hearted, open, and silly soul looking for the real deal.
These days I'm part of the education system in DC after stints in NY and LA. I've got a whole lot of time for my students and NOT a lot of time for folks who get in the way of making our schools better. I'm curious to see how the collective "we" can figure out how to harness all the innovation that characterizes this period and secure meaningful schooling for all kids.
Movies: Rushmore, Spike Lee Joints, Lost in Translation, Glory, Todo Sobre Mi Madre, Keeping the Faith, Etre et Avoir, You Can Count on Me, and cheesy romantic comedies.
TV Shows: THE WIRE, shameless teen-targeted TV a la the Gilmore Girls (guilty pleasures), reruns of the West Wing & Sports Night.
Music: Jackson 5, the Roots, Prince, De La Soul, Tribe, Mana, Manu Chou, Nina Simone, the Low Down 1 & 2 (early 1990s R & B "classics"), Marvin Gaye, Joni Mitchell, the soundtrack to Fame, Jesse Harris.
Honorable mention: Avocados