The eldest of four equally opinionated, outspoken children, I was born to a Father from Texas and a Mother from Barcelona. I grew up in a small town in southern Pennsylvania, and attended Catholic schools there. I went on to earn my undergraduate degree at Georgetown, my JD at Notre Dame, and my Masters at Sotheby’s in London.  Since 2002 I have lived and worked in Washington, DC.

My media presence encompasses a broad range of topics, but I am particularly interested in art, architecture, Catholicism, and popular culture. While I am frequently acerbic in my commentary, I often try to find the good in what might otherwise appear to be a complete mess. Above all, I hope to encourage people of good will to take heart, and to keep learning, so as to better both themselves and the world around them.

You can read some of my thoughts posted on the go by following my Twitter account, or see pictures of The Cat (and other things) over on my Instagram page, both of which see more of me than my own home does.