I grew up in Fairfield Connecticut, where I went to a couple of public and private schools and swam competitively. After graduating from high school in 2008, I went to Hamilton College in Upstate New York. After my freshman year, I transferred to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. the following fall. ( The year I spent at Georgetown is chronicled in A Just Man Is Hard to Find. ) I’m currently living in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
I realize those facts don’t tell you much, except that I value education, and I don’t settle down in one place very long. Actually, while I get along with people pretty well at first, I usually end up taking some sort of stand –- and losing any social capital I’ve built up. Maybe that’s why I’ve changed schools a lot — I need fresh starts!
I am a lot like Don Quixote. That poor guy never stopped rushing in to right wrongs, which made him look foolish and misguided, whether he was or wasn’t. But I don’t mind being the way I am, because at least I encourage others to think. Of course, I’ve got a lot to learn still — like how to listen to my heart as much as my head — which is why I’m in San Juan right now with Maria.
After all the thinking and talking to people about justice I did last year, I’m taking a break. I’m learning to fish and to beat a steel drum. More importantly, I’m learning how to love one woman well. I’ll keep you posted!
I’m blogging, too –- so you can catch up with me here…