I'm a New England transplant. I went to high school with a small group of Jewish friends on Cape Cod. I went to college at Brandeis, where I was a fine arts major and was exposed to lots of different ways to be Jewish. After college I put together an artist's studio in my brownstone in Brooklyn, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I left New York to go to film school in L.A. I'm on staff with a group that re-edits features for ancillary markets. We make R rated films into PG ones. As I like to say, we take out the naughty bits. I've been working in editorial for over 20 years.
I have a prudent, Yankee side and a laid-back L.A. side. (And while I freely use "Yankee" to describe myself, let me be clear: I'm a diehard Red Sox fan!) I love a good political conversation. (I'm unfailingly courteous to both sides.)
I have an edgy, quirky sense of humor. Sometimes it's self-effacing, sometimes faux-provocative, sometimes it's seeing the absurdity in the moment. I have a loud laugh! I love to talk. I'm not a bad listener. I'm something of a sensitive soul. I have good antennae and a good moral compass. My life is an open book. My heart is wide open. I'm a father of two.
I read the New York Times, the Nation, HuffPost and even the WSJ. I like camping and the arts. (My most recent camping trip would have been to Leo Carrillo in Malibu, but it was rained out. My favorite artists are Rothko and Sargent.) I'm active with my union and write a regular column for its magazine.
I've been in a men's group since 1994.