He Knew All The WordsConcettina Died and Other Stories of the East Side


I was born in the rubber capital of the world in 1969, the Chinese zodiacal year of the cock. That means that I am a pioneer in spirit, devoted to work and questing after knowledge. I am selfish and eccentric. Thank you, thank you very much.

Having lived in New York since 1992, I feel like a true New Yorker (though I've heard you aren't a true New Yorker until you live through a garbage strike in summertime). I do somewhat define myself by where I live. And I am looking forward to the day when I can say Ive lived in New York longer than I lived in Ohio (that will be, oh, November 2, 2015, but whos counting?).

In my life, I have lived in 11 houses: Harding, West, Gardenview, McMillan, Ohio, Lyon, Ninth, Main, West 109th, St. Marks, and Amity.