Ever since I Crayola'd the finishing touches on my first novel ("Chelsea and the Lost Stamp Collection, 10 pages, construction paper and crayon, 1992), writing has been my deepest obsession.
An explant New Yawker, I currently live in Washington, DC, where I like to ride my bike, talk politics, and read good books.? Other hobbies include pretending to learn foreign languages, cooking chili, growing spindly pepper plants, and brewing beer.? I miss living with cats.
Recent subjects written about include excellent high school teachers, Japanese cell phone novels, New York's homeless, deathless meat, and pondering the heroism of great-grandmothers growing up on the Lower East Side.