OK. So you want to know more about me, the person. I was born on a hot June afternoon in Philadelphia, 1959 (at least that's what I'm told . . . I was too young to remember). That makes me the typical schizoid, manic, left-handed, artistic-type Gemini. I live up to the stereotype.
I won't bore you with the grizzly details of my childhood, but I will gladly put you in touch with my mother or psychiatrist who have uniquely different perspectives on the subject. They may be able to provide some insight into why I ended up with this particular career path.
While I come from a mixed Italian and German heritage, I am much closer to the Italian side (naturally, growing up in Philly)
My most notable life experiences have been in order of importance:
1) Meeting, dating, marrying and living with my wife, Helen. I am continually amazed that she has been able to put up with me for the past 19 years.
2) The birth of my son, Eric. Now 14 years old and going to 9th grade, he is the source of great pride.
3) The death of my mother (at age 74) and the death of my grandfather (at age 93). These people, more than anyone else, have taught me my most significant life lessons.
4) The rest are just details . . . .
A good friend