I'm originally from the Philadelphia area, but I'm currently finishing up a PhD in History at the moment. I'm a teacher, academic, lover of fine food, wine, and beer, and also enjoy having fun just sitting back and relaxing. I'm a big sports fan (baseball, football, soccer, hockey, you name it, I'll most likely watch it), and I also enjoy heading out to bars, restaurants, and music venues as well. The teams I support include the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, Philadelphia Union, Sunderland AFC, US Soccer, Temple, and Auburn.
I love to cook when I get a chance, mostly Italian/Jewish cuisine but also some southern, and Asian recipes as well. When I'm not working on finishing my dissertation, I enjoy experimenting with new liquor infusions, such as anisette, limoncello, vanilla vodka, skittles vodka, pecan bourbon, and a habanero tequila.
Outside of the interest in food/beverage/sports , I'm also very much into music. I played euphonium all through high school and undergrad, and music is very much a major influence on my life. The interest in sports, music, and history, along with a reasoned approach to life, has certainly made me an interesting, caring, and altogether one-of-a-kind person you're most likely not going to meet elsewhere.