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What is some of your favorite music? I’m all about rock & R&B. I just added John Legend’s “Love Me Now” to my library. As far as rock goes, there are The Beatles and then everybody else. But I love it all, from Buddy Holy through Coldplay.
List your three favorite scents. I’m not good at this. My sense of smell sucks. Everyone will go “Can you smell that – it stinks!” That’s when I realize it’s not a bad thing.
How do you ground yourself or recharge? I love me som naps. While I am, still recovering from my neck surgery (it was in October. Who knew it would be this long? I’ve had to line up my disability policies because I lose my commissions on January 6…) I love to nap. It takes a lot out of me. But I am 65. If this is how my career ends so be it…
Any ways you treat or spoil yourself? I think that I said yes to a 65” TV but at $650+ delivered, it was hard not to be spoiled. Kathy gave me a JBL sound bar for my birthday and watching movies is amazing.
Besides your blog, do you have a creative past-time? WTIT takes a lot of time. I want to start podcasts to allow people to appreciate the journal aspect of it all. I just remastered a bit from 1968 when the cops turned on the demonstrators in Chicago during the Democratic Convention. I’d like to feature bits from 1972 one day and 2014 the next. I am also starting a WTIT Internet Radio station soon. It will my 12K music library and comedy bits.
Share something difficult you’ve been through. This whole neck thing was very dark. In two months’ time, I went from a normal to a walker. I still need it now and then. I use a cane at other times.
What helps you fall asleep? Ha. I won’t go there. Yep, it’s what you’re thinking.
What is one strength and one weakness of yours? I’m very creative and lousy at math.
Have you ever received a letter or written one to someone else? Last time I wrote a letter it was to my daughter Jules. We’ve been estranged now for at least a decade. I tried everything. But it has to do with her feelings toward her step-father. My letter never worked but I kept trying. After a decade, I quit. I have two grandchildren that I have not met.
What makes you feel powerful, what breathes life into you? I love going to a UConn basketball game. But our WTIT recording sessions is as good as it gets.
What’s your favorite thing to do at night? It’s that 65” TV.
If you could go back to any era, what would they be? I think the 1930s were fascinating.
Your favorite things to wear at home? A Beatles’ tee & jogging pants.
If you could be immortal or have an extremely long life span which would you pick and why? I don’t have time for this. You have NO idea how hard it is for me to type. So I’ll skip this exercise.
Tell us about something positive you have done for yourself or someone recently. I bought Bouncing Billy as UConn sweatshirt for helping me by driving me to doctor appointments. I can drive now but I don’t go far.
One thing you like about your appearance? My beard.
Something that makes you feel better after a hard day? I would have said a good drink, but I’ve cut way back. I don’t drink during the week and have a couple on the weekend. No real reason, just it kind of evolved.
If you have one, name a favorite book & movie. Notting Hill is my favorite movie. I really don’t read books.
I hope all is well with you. Sorry to bore you with my health crap. It feels good to vent. I’m trying to wrap my brain around the possibility that I’ll never work again. But who knows? Have a great weekend!