Context: I live in Portland; I miss New York. Sometimes it's the other way around. I write and edit things for a living, and hope to write and edit other things for a living in the future. Vices include drinking, the occasional clove, and a tendency to ignore e-mail. Though I don't discuss it on El Jay, I'm permanently off the market; please don't ask when I'm getting married.
Look at this: In spite of all the world's bitterness, you are passionately and shamelessly attached to it. - Rumi, Mathnawi VI