I grew up in a tiny New Hampshire hamlet, where I drew pictures, roamed the woods, ate Cheerios, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom’s Beatles records. I graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biology from Harvard University, where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. When it hit me that being a doctor would require, like, a billion more years of school, I dropped the childish notion and have instead made a living as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing.
Along the way, I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads, a band inspired by my love of artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, as well as by having my heart kicked around like a worn-out shoe… Ahem. You can hear some recent, mostly unreleased tracks on Soundcloud. The CDs are available on CDBaby: Heartbreak Sampler, Put Your Faith in Me, and Love, Again.
I am currently writing a book in which I hope to convince at least several intelligent skeptics that “faith is human and desire divine.”
I can’t decide whether beneath my irreverence there is great reverence, or vice versa. I do know this:
all my poems
one thing: life