About Spent 25 years in banking then walked away to pursue politics. Ran for alderman in the 49th ward against a 4-time incumbent and lost by 264 votes out of 8,000. A community activist for over 30 yeas in the Rogers Park community of Chicago. Authored "Piss 'Em All Off: and other practices of the effective citizen", which examines in detail the five practices of being an effective citizen - showing that they are simple, require little of our time, and make a dramatic difference in how government responds. Currently teaching courses in urban politics at Northwestern University.