Adam Geller is a national writer for the Associ-ated Press, based in New York. He joined AP in 2000 as a business writer covering labor and employment, before moving to his current as-signment specializing in long-form features. He previously reported for The Record of Hacken-sack, N.J., The Tampa Tribune and the Chilli-cothe (Ohio) Gazette. He also worked for three years as a Japan-based freelancer. He is a na-tive of New York and a graduate of Indiana Uni-versity.