I hail from Orange County, California, left my heart in Jerusalem, and reside in San Francisco.
Once upon a time I was a young writer reporting on graffiti as a form of nonviolent protest in the West Bank. In between mishaps I transcribed translations and conducted research in Jerusalem.
Then I started writing about art, social issues, and Latin music for a bilingual newspaper in San Francisco. I moonlighted as a copy editor at the Cartoon Art Museum.
I paid bills by blogging about Jewish identity and intimate politics, fact checking rock and roll music criticism, lending a hand at a historic art house theater and strategizing for an international nonprofit exploring sustainable solutions to poverty. I did it all at the same time while standing on one foot.
Today I find myself photo editor at a weekly newspaper. But as always I'm too curious to stay still. So I write poetry on the backs of napkins happily ever after.
Sometimes I think outloud: @La__Cuen