I’m a lifelong Californian, a former Louisiana resident, and a current Angeleno. I went to law school and the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

I built a kayak out of a kit one time; then I ran that kayak aground in the near coastal waters of a bayou, and I had to repair it in my cousin’s backyard near UCLA. I never met a metaphor I didn’t want to carry long past its natural life. My kayak lives in Manhattan Beach but I live inland with a cat named Gigi.