Birthdate: Sept 6, 1940 in Upland
Current address: Lithia, FL
Current employment: Licensed stockbroker and investment
Previous jobs you've had: movie usher; meatcutter; US Air
Force (20 years) doing computer jobs of all kinds --
programmer/operator/systems analyst/system architect/DP manager; tech
writer/editor; church president (unpaid); school photographer
Date and place of marriage: April 6, 1963, Fryeburg, Maine
Names of your children: William R III
Birthdates/place of child or children: April 20, 1970,
Date/place your children were baptized: July 1970, St
John's Lutheran Church, Dover, DE
Hobbies: Computers, woodworking, lawn/gardening,
Pet Peeve: Drivers who do the speed limit in the fast lane
-- get OVER!!!
Favorite sports teams: Phillies, Steelers
Favorite car (whether owned or not): 1967 Austin-Healey
3000 Mark III (the Big Healey)
Favorite vacation spot: Cayman Islands
How do you unwind? Read, watch TV, web-surf, one of
Favorite movies? Lonesome Dove, True Confessions (DeNiro
and Duvall - whoa), Mystic River, A River Runs Through It, Legends of the Fall,
Lawrence of Arabia, Eight Men Out, A Place in the Sun
Favorite books? Lonesome Dove, Great Gatsby, New
Testament, poets and poetry (Frost, Sandburg, Wordsworth, Browning, Keats, some
Last book read: Summer, by Edith Wharton
Last movie saw and liked: "The Bridesmaids"
Favorite musical artists: Paul Desmond, Stan Getz, Miles
Davis, Dave Brubeck ... many more too numerous to list.
Favorite author: St Paul, Martin Luther, Larry McMurtry,
Carson McCullers, James Carlos Blake, Steven Ambrose, any American historical writer ... many more
too numerous to list.
What type of music/artist do you listen to? West coast
jazz, all classical (especially Beethoven, Bach, and Mozart), Frank Sinatra,
Diana Krall, Barbra Streisand, and a host of others.
When I grow up I want to be: a jazz musician in the early
50s in LA -- or a cowhand living in the 1860s-1880s.
Which LIVING public figure do you admire most (other than spouse or parents)?
The American fighting man, past and present.
Finally, let's say you have the opportunity to have dinner with three other
people -- alive or dead. Who would you choose to share your table?
Martin Luther, my Dad, my sister Jean.
(Note: I see now just how restrictive that last
question is ... But think about it: if you invited 10 people, you'd never be
able to talk to all of them. As restrictive as it seems, three people seems
optimum. Obviously, we ALL would choose many, many people to share our table if
we could. Does that indicate that we should be living today more fully? That we
didn't take advantage of the moment when it was in our hands? I wonder.)