Special thanks to , , , , Laura Reizman, Andeep Singh, and my science advisor for their invaluable input.
We learn to confuse "professionalism" with "deferring to disrespectful people." Hooray for entrepreneurship!
- Selfwriter and editor, 1993 - present
Years ago, a coach asked, “What would you do if you didn’t have to work for money?” My answer: “I’d travel around the world talking to interesting people about their lives and writing for or about them.”
I feel fortunate to have found a vocation that has put me in conversations with people from all walks of life and to live in a time when I can travel around the world from my living room, if necessary.
I grew up in Westchester County, NY, just across the street from New York City. I followed the Grateful Dead to California, studied at Stanford, and, despite two brief trials of living in Seattle, haven’t managed to find a better place to make a life than the Bay Area.
When I’m not writing, I spend time with my pets, study Tae Kwon Do, and serve as a board member with Project Avary, an agency that promotes brighter futures for Bay Area children with a parent in prison.
- Rye Country Day School (NY)1980 - 1984
- Stanford University1984 - 1988
- University of San Francisco