I've been known to inspire school children to steal fruit off trees. I can play and sing at least 3 south american folk songs on guitar, beat any one's grandmother at rummy cue, and I play excellent indoor nerf basketball in my office but I suck at checkers. I've been inside a gold mine in a backyard in Brazil, and in a coca field in Bolivia. I've held a passover seder in Spanish. I can find the best deals at a stoop sale, and gin up conversation with any small child on the subway. I have entrepreneurial fantasies involving haiku, comedy, vegetable gardens and non-fiction writing.