MY LIFETIME FOCUS REMAINS THE HUMANITIES. AFTER MANY YEARS OF ACADEMIC WRITING AND A TWO-YEAR LAYOFF FROM BLOGGING, I HAVE RE-KINDLED MY INTEREST IN THE NONFICTION GENRE. I ENJOY POSTING A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE HUMAN CONDITION FROM MY PERSPECTIVE AND WELCOME ALL COMMENTS FROM READERS.
The novel I wish I wrote: For whom the Bell Tolls.
My favorite song of all time: You Don’t Know Me by Ray Charles.
The most passionate singer of all time: Joe Cocker.
My personal hero: My father.
Had the voice I would love to have: Dean Martin.
The best rock group of all time: The Stones.
My favorite opera: Tristan
My favorite holiday: Thanksgiving.
Things I wish I had done in my life:
Historical figure I wish I had lunch with: George Washington.
Most haunting singing voice: Jim Morrison.
The most talented singer that never made it big: Melanie.
Biggest accomplishment in my life: Adoption of my youngest
My favorite historical work: Caesar’s
Commentaries on the Gaelic Wars.
If I could have personally had a sports moment: George
Foreman walking the boxing ring carrying the American flag after winning the Olympic
heavyweight title in 1968.
Most memorable breakfast place: Newport, Rhode Island.
Most memorable lunch place: Madrid, Spain.
Most memorable dinner place: Milan, Italy.
Favorite Movies of all time: The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, The Mark of Zorro with Tyrone Power, The Outlaw Josey Wales with Clint Eastwood.
Favorite watering hole of all time: Ratskeller, Munich,
Most exciting sports moment of all time: The United States hockey victory
(Miracle on Ice) during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York.
My favorite sports role model moment: The last professional
baseball player to hit .400 for a season, Ted Williams was given the option to sit out the final
doubleheader of the year to preserve his batting average for the record books. Williams responded
that he would not deserve the .400 average if he sat out. He played and went 6
for 8, finishing the baseball season at .406.
My favorite artists of all time: Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.
My favorite philosophical work: An
Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke.