Mr. Picarello is beginning his eighth year at Curley. He earned his BA at Loyola University of Baltimore and is working on a graduate degree at Johns Hopkins. He is a fan of the Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Orioles, soft crabs and spring. His favorite book is "Big Sur" by Jack Kerouac. Mr. Picarello is a major fan of the American novel, and he will debate anyone in support of the notion that "Moby Dick" is the greatest novel ever written and that "Ulysses' is not, regardless of what John D'Adamo says. Identifiable narrators matter.