Freelance grant-writer, part-time bookseller in an independent store, ex-entertainment journalist and publicist, which is what I did just after college, and I've worn other hats, too. But mainly, I'm a student of written culture (fiction and non-fiction), current neo-Soul plus older rock/folk-rock, progressive political history, current events and of people, their stories and diverse backgrounds. I hope to be able to travel again, if the economy--and some future choice of work--puts me back in a capacity to finance long trips.