Hey there, everybody. Welcome to my exhaustively eclectic site. I've been sharing my views and trying out design and HTML here for half my life now. I'm hoping it dredges up waves of nostalgia for the days of yore (say, 1995) when random personal web sites, instead of mega-conglomerates and social networks were the backbone of the web. Nonetheless, I still try to make this visit meaningful to you in some way. You'll probably find lots of cool stuff you already like, but I hope you also discover related items like music, books, or movies that you might not have seen otherwise. Probably the most extensive part of the site are my book reviews; I am a bibliophile and avid philomath (Watch out, it's contagious.)
I've added a lot more pages that feature specific interests in the hopes of offering more focused, unique content - like the work of Neil Gaiman, John Singer Sargent, and Ben Folds. I've designed the site with a common design thread based on my line sketches. If you have any recommendations for the site, please let me know! This particular page features some of the requisite personal info that only the people who already know it care about. Enjoy!
More About Me
News! We have a new Sienna!
Old news! I'm Married! So is Rachel!
Shown above are my dad, mom, sister, and I at a wedding. Kate graduated from Montclair State University and is now busy in the working world. And just bought her own places recently. Congratulations to her! I've got a few other pictures posted here, which you can see by following the links scattered throughout this page. For example, there's a great big picture of my whole family from a few years ago, and here's one in Little Italy.
And here's a picture of my parents back when they were crazy hippies and they didn't have to worry yet about some of their children also becoming crazy hippies. While we're focused on family, here's a picture of my sister and mom and I, and a photo of some of my fun cousins.
My family lives in Hamilton Twp., NJ, (which has a surprisingly nice web site and is apparently New Jersey's shining star, according to itself) and I am now in beautiful Manhattan - Gramercy Park to be specific. I love my neighborhood and am constantly spotting celebrities. Below are me and my former roommate Lawrence. He does financial numbery-crunching stuff and gets to travel to exotic locales, such as Detroit. Not me. I get to work designing web sites and telling other people how to design web sites.
To find out about my friends, visit my pages of photos for all of our wacky madcap shenanigans. Mmmm ... shenanigans.
Drew University is my obscurely cool NJ alma mater. Certainly one of the best schools in the state and possibly the nation - part of a breed of small liberal arts schools that strive to focus on education for education's sake. And they've finally built a new Arts center. If you're looking for a great school, visit Drew. Its president while I was there, former NJ governor Tom Kean, is also famous for heading the essential 9-11 commission, and for just being an all-around great guy. I saw him again at my friend Abbey's wedding.
NEW! This year's Ayyam-i-Ha photo, at my family's 29th annual brunch. I'm the one who looks like me:
Why are you still reading this? Seriously, this is the most boring page on the site. I can't believe you made it all the way to the bottom. If you're having trouble deciding what to do next, why not take a look at my Favorite Books, my Portfolio, or some of my ideas about world peace, as seen in my new book, The Secret Peace?