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Gender Male
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation semi-retired
Location New England
Introduction An old man living out the remainder of his days on an island off the coast of New England, born and raised in New England, a veteran of the US Army and beneficiary of an Ivy League education. After an undistinguished career in a New England state government and with a pension and health insurance benefits conferred upon him by the taxpayers of that state, which is not his home state, retired to still another New England state, specifically this island paradise. With his wife of many years he makes his home in a small house built on a gravel island in the midst of a spruce bog. He enjoys hiking the island's many hills and biking its beautiful roads. Contact with other humans is maintained through volunteering, helping volunteers to savor the island's scintillating daylife. My character is influenced by the history of New England and another island across the sea long governed by Olde England. The environment, urban, mostly suburban, and exurban, is also a major influence.
Interests Hiking, biking, snow shoeing, research, Medicaid, Red Sox, is there a clash of civilizations?, liberal politics not in the sense of the term in America but in the sense of how French elites use it to describe "les Anglo-Saxons" or free markets and individual freedom as the cornerstone of democracy.
Favorite Movies Apocaplypse Now, The Searchers, The Godfather Trilogy, The Wild Wild West, Young Frankenstein, The Producers, The Monty Python movies, Space Balls, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Cheyenne, All Quiet on The Western Front, The Bank Dick, The Big Sleep, Boyz N The Hood, Casablanca, Chinatown, Dr. Strangelove, Duck Soup, High Noon, Lawrence of Arabia, The Maltese Falcon, Animal House, A Night at The Opera, North by Northwest, Rear Window, Spinal Tap, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 2001, West Side Story, Schindler's List, Amadeus, Casino, Ivan The Terrible, Alexander Nevsky, Zapata, The Battle of Algiers
Favorite Music Anything by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Mahler, Basie, Ellington, early Stones, Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Robert Johnson, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Patsy Cline, Gene Autry.
Favorite Books Whatever I'm reading now. Too many to mention.