I was born and raised in a suburb of the city. My early picture of New York was formed by An American Tail and the Rhapsody in Blue opening sequence of Manhattan. I romanticized it all out of proportion.
I work hard, play a lot, and keep an open mind. I keep a lot of hobbies--I play piano, I'm recently learning guitar, I continually try to learn languages, like to climb the occasional rock face. I think it's better to be open-minded than worldly. And better to be imaginative than smart. I love to dance. Studied physics and math in college. Toured the world singing a cappella, tuxedo-clad. I'm at my wit's end over our government, but I love this country. And I think (pray?) jetpacks are going to be a very big deal in my lifetime.