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|Height: 5'11||Weight: 175 lbs.||Alumni Status: Class of 1995|
|Location: Hood River, OR||Favorite Baseball Team: soccer is spelled wrong: Portland Timbers|
|Natural Enemies: strip mall suburbia|
|Athletic Ability:||Aging gracefully into stand up paddle boarding and climbing the 417 stairs up the cliffside in town on my walk home from work each day.|
|Sartorial Style:||As an engineer, I need to be graded on the curve.|
|Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq:||Cold, bruised Monopolowa dry gin.|
|Political Philosophy:||Liberal. A good idea will persist because it is still a good idea. You should not have to expend effort conserving a good idea.
"The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
"Each generation of Americans has a rendezvous with a different reality. The answers of one generation become the questions of the next generation." Ted Kennedy
|Religious Philosophy:||I believe in the detachment of Buddhism and I believe in having a big party with bonfires every six weeks like the pagan Celts. The two thoughts are combined nicely in the Potlatch traditions of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest.|
|Musical Favorites:||I've turned exclusively to our local music scene: Tony Smiley, Mosely Wotta, McDougall, Mbrascatu, Amit Erez and The Secret Sea|
|Favorite Quote from an ND Coach:||"Oh lads, get over the ball and run it again." Leahy|
|Miscellaneous Data:||I have 5 kids.
I grew up in Archie Bunker's Queens, New York.
I used to drive a 16,000 ton submarine for a living. I've slept beneath both oceans and operated a nuclear power plant. I've crawled around inside a nuclear weapon and held 'the trigger'. I believe in Mutually Assured Destruction and have a positive attitude toward nuclear weapons.
I nearly killed a business deal with a British company by offering them my favorite micro-brew called IRA. They went on about it.
I used to think I loved football, but it turns out I love the style of certain football coaches like Bill Parcells and Lou Holtz. I played football in High School for the coach with the most wins in New York State history. He used Frank Leahy's offense and Bear Bryant's defense, so I know those things. Since nobody plays that way anymore, I stopped watching football after 30 years. Now I prefer soccer, rugby union, the Tour de France and The America's Cup.
The first soccer play that I can remember seeing in real time was Patrick Battiston getting knocked out by Harald Schumacher in the 1982 World Cup semi-final. My dad was finishing our hardwood floors and plopped me in front of the TV to keep me out of the way. I was hooked and have watched nearly every minute of every World Cup since. I can still hear the sound of Andres Cantor calling out the name of Argentina's winger Jorge Burruchaga while watching the 1986 World Cup on Univision. I think Zidane's headbutt and red card stroll past the World Cup trophy is the greatest ending to a career in sports history.
George H. W. Bush (#41) is my favorite president of my lifetime. James K Polk is my favorite president.
"You're so occupied with what other persons are occupied with, and vice versa, that you've become, what you thought was dumb, a fraction of the sum." - Built to Spill