Eric Bronson is a writer and philosophy professor at York University. He can often be found working on his novels at Yerba Mate Cafe on Queen West, but while he might be a familiar face, his New Jersey accent suggests that he hasn't always known these streets. Before landing in Ontario he travelled through the USA, Thailand, Russia and the Ukraine, and you might say he's learned a life lesson with each precarious journey. He shares some of these — and a few confessions, in his take on the Open Book Dirty Dozen.
Eric's new novel, The King of Rags (Neverland Publishing), follows the life of ragtime pianist Scott Joplin.