I can only summarize my life as curiously random. In the Bemba language, my name means “crocodile.”
I was born in Montreal, Quebec to immigrant parents from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Zaire. I grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, lived in Chicago for a few years, then moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to go to law school. Since then, I’ve moved back to Chicago.
When I was in eighth grade, my history teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be the “Next Jimi Hendrix.” As much as I’m sad to admit it, that really hasn’t materialized……yet. However, my life has taken some interesting twists and turns. I managed to keep up with the guitar and I even learned a couple other instruments along the way. I considered studying music in college but opted for political science. I then ditched the political route in favor of a wondrous life as a salesman. When I realized that wasn’t what I wanted, I decided to go to law school.
Since law school, I’ve moved back to Chicago, where I now
finally practice law.
Aside from work, I enjoy hanging out with my
girlfriend wife Naomi, and our big, slobbery English Mastiff Oberon. I also enjoy sports, playing guitar, following politics, catching a live show, discovering new music, and otherwise annoying the hell out of others with my rants.
To that end, I’d like to think of this blog as a way to channel my thoughts on a wide range of subjects. I hope I can keep this interesting enough for you to keep following.