Lover of music and the arts in general. Born and raised in Western MA, and attended college in NYC. Aspiring to attend law school. Working in the financial sector at the moment, which has been an "interesting" diversion from my training as a musician and elementary school teacher. I love to read, run, play music, and, most of all, have interesting and nuanced conversation/underst anding. Intellectually curious and open-minded. Word and grammar junkie in a sense--but I assure you, NOT anal-retentative about it (and, not even that into Freud). Mother is Jewish, father agnostic/atheist from South Africa. I consider myself equally in touch with my Jewish and South African roots/heritage. Cognizant of, but not quite aware of the motive behind, the fact that fragments seem to be my default for this particular prompt.