I'm a freelance writer, and I contrbute to the About Town column for Patch. I went to college and graduate school, to study international politics and creative writing, both at George Mason University. I was born in nearby Clifton, but when I was nine my family moved to Virginia. For twenty years I was thinking: I gotta get back to New Jersey. I live in Hoboken now, and I love it. Email me at email@example.com, like my page at facebook.com/alanskontra, and if there's enough demand maybe I'll actually post my first tweet at twitter.com/alanskontra.