Bob Downing

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Retired Teacher
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Introduction Recently retired after fifteen years of teaching science. Before that, I did a little of everything: grocery clerk, roofer, military (USAF Intelligence, Russian language specialist), retail management (Sears), businessman (taxicabs, gas station, employment service), life insurance salesman ( for one week!), real estate broker, new car sales manager, teacher.
Interests family, '50s automobiles, woodworking, fishing, antique books (200+ year old narratives), music, guitars, public speaking, writing
Favorite Movies Lawrence of Arabia (1961), Bridge on the River Kwai, the Bourne Trilogy, Funeral in Berlin, The Caine Mutiny
Favorite Music Easy Listening...mostly Frank Sinatra...although Ingelbert Humperdinck is pretty good. Gospel Harmony (Gaither Vocal Band), Instrumental jazz, some traditional country and western.
Favorite Books The Winds of War, Herman Wouk, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, A. Conan Doyle., The Bible, The Gathering Storm, Winston Churchill

"The determining factor for success or failure is neither heredity nor environment, but attitude."