|I was born and raised in Connecticut. My earliest talents were in art, so my parents thought I would grow up to be an artist. When I was old enough, they took me to meet an "artist" friend of theirs, who turned out to be a sign painter. I told them that painting signs was not my idea of art.|
| I went to a Catholic elementary school, where I learned Latin and
French. When I went on to high school, I continued studying those
languages, and I learned Italian and Spanish.
|When I told my parents I wanted to learn to play a musical instrument, they bought me
an accordion. After five years of lessons, I traded it for an electronic organ and started
a rock and roll band.
After high school I decided to go to Trinity College, which was near where I lived. While there I majored in French and Comparative Literature.