Former park ranger, environmental advocate, stage-hand, and bartender. Born in New York and live in Southern California. Son of a refugee and a staunch believer in immigrant rights. I dream of a truly inclusive, multicultural, and tolerant world. A dream that seems both farther away and closer than ever. Bearing witness to the intolerance of our disappointing times. An era when regressive politics have unleashed a tsunami of anti-immigrant, anti-science, antisemitic, misogynistic, racist. and just plain mean acts. May we survive these times and look forward to a saner, more tolerant, and more environmentally sustainable world. I’m not optimistic, but I remain forever hopeful.