After some deep thought and introspection, I believe that my essence can be summed up by a conversation I had with co-blogger at yet another (illustrious) website.
We were at our year-end blogger’s lunch when someone asked what our goals were. When it got to be my turn, I said that I want to write things that annoy people.
Another blogger looked up from his tabouli salad and said, “In that case, you've met your goal.”
Aside from that, I grew up in the illustrious town of Wilmette, Illinois, spent twenty years in the archipelago known of as Los Angeles and recently returned while avoiding tanning salons and such.
And it doesn't get much better than that, that and I am not usually as fuzzy as my picture, though some may disagree.