I'm a Bronx boy in self-exile in northern Illinois, actually making a living writing (who knew?). Currently, I am a newspaper reporter for the Rockford Register Star, covering transportation, logistics and general business. Outside my job, I write poetry and toy with several other genres. Holy shit, I'm married (my wife told me to say that ... well part of that). I spend too much money on concerts, used CDs and used books. My favorite beers are not available in Rockford. I used to do weekly radio shows, now I just spend too much time listening to music on iTunes. I love long moonlight walks, where I can often shakedown somebody for beer money. Dane Cook is making me hate October.