I grew up in a leafy old neighborhood in Atlanta with academic parents, various beagles, and one older brother. Since then, I've lived all over the world but of course you only change so much. I have been in Brooklyn for 11 years now.
I own a great dog named Camel who won't like you at first. Sorry, no, not even you. He should, I know, they all like you. He will eventually. Stop worrying so much.
I like my job but it doesn't define me. I like it for the connection to a group of good, smart people and for the satisfaction of doing something well, but I fulfill the majority of my personality in other areas, relationships with people, books, my art, music, this city. I take Camel to work in Dumbo and he hangs out on my lap while I build little logic machines out of empty variables, so for now it's a very good setup.
I play guitar a little, not a serious musician, but well enough to have fun. I like seeing music and art and off-broadway theater, many of my friends are creative types, struggling or otherwise, here in Brooklyn. I do abstract acrylic paintings and oil pastels. I work a little plot in a community garden next to my apartment. I am a proudly unfinished work in progress, hope to stay one.