I'm a 33-year-old tea-drinking,
glasses-wearing, book-reading, web-surfing news junkie, living near Boston.
I'm married to the former Robin Faigeles.
Paying The Rent Until recently laid-off, I worked for Informio, a start-up that builds voice Web applications for other companies. I'm the inhouse expert on what those applications should do (things like streaming the news or doing stock trades or updating a sales database) and how they should do it (callflow writing and usability testing).
I'm something of a tea addict. I usually have around 40 different varieties in the house,
and if you come over for dinner, you can choose from the tea list.
Our house came with a pond with one ornamental carp (Phil) and eight
goldfish (Herbert, Swimmy, Goldie, and five to be named later). We had a floater this spring,
alas. But the others have proved remarkably resistant.
I enjoy cooking. I also enjoy watching it on TV, especially the Food TV shows Cooking Live with Sara Moulton, a
refreshingly unpretentious show. Then there's the incredible pretension, over-dramatization, and
bad dubbing of the Iron Chef.
Some books I've recently enjoyed:
The Constant Gardener by John LeCarré
Like all his work, a gripping tale of espionage and perfidy, but this time set in Africa and dealing with issues of biomedical research.
The Archivist by Martha Cooley
A fascinating look at the relationship between an archivist, and his manic-depressive poet wife.