I was born in central Illinois and have since resided all over the place, both central and not, including West Virginia, India, Massachusetts, the Philippines, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Chicago, where I currently reside. I live near Lake Michigan--across the street, in fact--and I am petitioning to get it rebranded as an ocean. I know that's not how it works, but I have to have something to do with my weeknights. I am endlessly fascinated by the way people behave towards themselves, and each other. As you read this, I'm probably thinking about the Beatles.