- Date of birth: September 17
- Born: in Rochester, NY, The United States.
- Description: I am a reformed lawyer and financial industry executive and consultant that decided to parlay a layoff with the current recession and "retire" for two years or so. I did this to do things that I always wanted to do and would not be able to when I got older, such as move to our small cottage in Nova Scotia, play with my young boys and write a novel. I am sure I could write when I am older, but it is such a great opportunity to do it now here, as I look out my window at the Atlantic while my neighbors go out into their boats to make their living as lobstermen. The air is good here and allows one to have a clear head for writing.