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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Urban Planner
Location Abbeville, SC, United States
Introduction I am a Christian believer, a fiction writer wannabe, an economic developer and urban planner in the states of Mississippi and South Carolina, respectively, for 35 years; a huge Stephen King fan, and I'm married with two children and two grandchildren.
Interests Wrting, reading theology, eschatology, and Stephen King, watching and TiVoing every show imaginable, from Twilight Zone to the current Mad Men and Breaking Bad, serving my Church, family, and county.
Favorite Movies Groundhog Day, Doctor Zhivago, In the Valley of Elah, Boogie Nights, Somewhere in Time, Stripes, Children without Men, the Last King of Scotland, the Star Wars Trilogy, all the Academy Award winners and nominees, etc. I watch so many that it is very difficult to recall them all.
Favorite Music I am so blocked by the superb and superior music of the sixties, when I was a youth in a rock band, that I don't really know many of the artists of today, although I do listen to them. Still, I am convinced that the Beatles were the finest band ever assembled.
Favorite Books Well, I really don't know where to start. If you haven't read the Bible cover to cover, I recommend that, but do it in tandem with a time-tested book of commentary. End of sermon. I also loved War and Peace, almost any of the 50+ Stephen King novels, most of what John Irving writes, some of what Philip Roth writes, and all of Jean Shepherd's stuff (although A Fistful of Newtons fell short of the first two, which were off-the-charts great); Ray Bradbury, although there's two kinds of Ray, and I like the sharper-edged one; C.S. Lewis's writing, both fiction and non-; Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones, although her second book fell way short; Dennis LaHayne; Lawrence Block (who's a total prince of a guy as well and is marathoning now at a rather advanced age); Susan Orlean's The Orchid Thief and Richard Russo's Empire Falls, etc., etc. F.F. Bruce is one of my favorite theologians, by the way.

How did Samson smite 1,000 Philistines with the jaw bone of an ass?