10 Things about Me

I was born in 1956 and think rock n' roll was never better than it was when I was 14 to 16 years old. The best rock band ever was The Band. The best rock and roll song ever, Up on Cripple Creek.

I'm a Christian and can't shake my fascination with Jesus.

I'd much rather read than watch TV, therefore you won't find me blogging about the latest episode of "24" or something. Ever.

A certain lady has allowed me to hang about her premises for the last 32 years. I don't know how we made it this far, but I do know she's a gem. I'm in awe that she loves me too, but she does. She's always letting me know it.

I have two sons. They're incredible. Both of them pursue their dreams with un-reckless determination. One is a visual artist, the other a musician. I'm proud of them both. Big time.

I believe that the late 30s and early 40s was the heyday of Hollywood. All the best films were made then. And the best movies ever made there are You Can't Take it with You and His Girl Friday. "Color" has been a very mixed blessing for the cinematic arts.

I really like bluegrass music. I love acoustic string instruments. I love banjos, mandolins, fiddles, and dobros. In addition, I love the great American song standards and their great interpreters, like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme. I don't know a dang thing about contemporary popular music.

I love baseball. All other sports are mere pastimes. Baseball, on the other hand, is life.

I try to bake bread every weekend. I love to bake. I love to share my bread with others. Come over to my house for fresh bread some Saturday. You won't regret it.

Other than beaches and mountains, libraries are my favorite places. I must read, even as I must eat and sleep. I must have story in my life. I don't know what I'd do without books.