I started college when I was twelve and earned my B.A. when I was sixteen.
I also became vegan when I was twelve. Twelve was a big year.
I’m Buddhist. People like to ask when I converted, but I was raised Buddhist, so I say I probably converted at least ten or fifteen lifetimes ago.
I grew up in D.C., and no matter where I go, I’ll always have that classically Washingtonian blend of high competence, medium neurosis, and a low-level know-it-all streak.