As a child, E. Ramón Chaparro excelled at coloring between the lines, but has since failed miserably at staying firmly within any other kind of boundary. He dubs himself an AfroNuyoRican in an attempt to succinctly capture his genetic inability to strictly adhere to categorization of any kind. He is a language buff, barbecue enthusiast, jazz aficionado, and uncredentialed lifelong learner. He hopes to one day be able to put down roots somewhere, but so far has had trouble maintaining geographic stability. Research is underway to determine the effect of this phenomenon on his rather dismal dating life.