I'm a New Yorker, born and raised, who just moved to the Boston area. I was raised by rabid Democrats, in a very liberal, Democratic environment, and I have had the beliefs I was raised with confirmed over the years, as I see more of the world.
But I'm not just a political person. I enjoy what I do a lot -- teaching and research. I read tons of fiction, including lots of mystery novels and science fiction/fantasy, but also classics and new novels. I love to cook for other people, but usually just have a sandwich on my own. I do Taekwondo, so I can kick the butt of any squirrel in a five mile radius. I'm close to my family and am still friend with people from elementary school.