1. How would you describe yourself in three sentences?
I am a seasoned citizen in the sense that I have been around for a long
time and have been exposed to a wide range of experiences. This wide spectrum
has given me a unique position in that I have a wealth of experiences
in which to draw from. It has become my fervent desire to share as much
of my knowledge as possible with a younger generation in an effort to
give them the knowledge without having them actually spend the time or
the pain going thru some of the more unpleasant ones.
2. What have you done that you are proud of? I have lived
a long and productive life and feel that I have maintained my honesty
and my integrity throughout.
3. Do you have any bad habits? I have never been a drinker
or a smoker, but I probably swear too often, and I still like women.
4. How do you feel about the way you look? I am getting
old, but I feel that I have aged well, but I do disdain a few of the expected
grooming habits, like shaving and getting a haircut.
5. What kind of work do you do? I do component restoration
on world class antique cars.
6. How do you feel about your parents? My mother is still
living and I love her and hold her in high regard. My father passed away
a number of years back and I remember him fondly.
7. How do you feel about each of your siblings? The older
of my two sisters and I talk on occasion and reminisce about our youth,
but I have not heard from my younger sister in over twenty years and I
miss her dearly.
8. What's your attitude toward money? It is a convenient
method of acquiring those items I cannot grow or build. I have some saved,
but do not count it very often. I have had large amounts of it in the
past, but life is better now without most of it.
9. Tell me about your childhood in one paragraph. I grew
up in the country, lived in the basement of a house until I was in the
third grade. I attended a one room school house near Howell, Michigan
and DID walk three miles each way to school. My family moved to southern
Ohio where I played basketball, football and ran track. I graduated high
school in 1960
10. What's your philosophy of life? Don't be afraid.
Walk softly, but carry a big stick. I like to be a life spectator and
will intervene only when I see a disservice being committed. When it comes
to making decisions in life, I like a quote from Teddy Roosevelt that
says something to the effect that when making a decision, there are three
choices. The best decision is to do the right thing, the second best decision
is to do the wrong thing, and the worst decision is to do nothing.
11. How do you like to spend your free time? I like to
read and watch football, but writing is gaining ground.
12. If you could have three wishes, what would they be?
I lost a wife and three children too early in life, and would like to
have them all back. My dad went home too early as well and I would like
to be able to spend more time with him. My third wish is that my wife
and I ‘go home’ at the same time.
13. What kinds of people do you dislike? I am turned
off by egotistical folks that, lacking a thorough knowledge of history
and the tell-tale signs that it leaves, are willing to use the ‘politically
correct’ approach to trying to get their own personal viewpoint
to be the prevailing viewpoint. I also try not to hang around folks that
want to spend my money on a project that they themselves are not willing
to spend their own money on.
14. What do you do when you're upset? Go to the movies
and watch a comedy.
15. Who are your heroes? Will Rogers, Ronald Reagan and
Congressman Allan West. All of these men have/had their testicles connected
to their brain, and were not afraid to display the connection.
16. What are some of your favorite expressions? “What
goes around, comes around”, “you get what you pay for”,
and “God is always watching”
17. What is a common posture for you when you sit? I
prefer to sit back in a chair that will recline slightly and usually put
my right leg over my left knee.
18. What is your attitude when you meet new people? I
really look forward to meeting new people and will ask right away what
they do for a living and what do they do for fun. As I do this, I will
take a good look at the fingernails and their shoes so I can tell to what
degree they are telling me the truth.
19. What distinguishing habits of speech do you have? I
have gained a bit of a southern drawl in the last 40 years, and I like
to inject humor at every opportunity. I find myself hesitating between
some words, and I am not sure why I do that.
20. How do you feel when socializing? I like some socializing
during the day, and feel that I am good at it, but come the evening, I
prefer a one on one situation and am always looking to spend some quality
time alone with myself.