Tell us about the Valley Optimist. We caught up with the man of the hour to learn more. Salem, Massachusetts was a weird place to be in And so was Howie, in his own kooky way. Howie was and still is a real-deal hippie from Berkeley, California. Reboot is a think-tank and incubator for modern Jewish culture. He was an out-of-work freak and I was the only Jewish kid in town.
Kayden. Age: 23.
And what, if anything, am I going to do about it?
Evie. Age: 26.
We got better at asking, refined our pitch, and we started winning. The launch was a great homecoming. Get them laughing, and suddenly the inconceivable becomes a little more likely. He was an out-of-work freak and I was the only Jewish kid in town.