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Height:  5'10 Weight:  190 lbs. Alumni Status:  '91
Location:  Los Angeles Favorite Baseball Team:  The Amazin' Mets
Natural Enemies:  Anybody who doesn't like Notre Dame. (stole this from Oldomer...but it really sums it up.)

Athletic Ability: I was the .220 hitting defensive whiz 2B/SS, phased out by the 30HR-100RBI man. I'm a 4.5 USTA tennis player, a decent golfer although I admittedly hit buckets usually, and I can still play hoop with the guys in the park despite my advanced age and deficiency of a vertical since birth. I'm also an avid sporting car driver and motorcyclist(SV650S sportbike). I live at the base of Angeles Crest Highway and drive/ride it frequently on deserted early mornings.

Sartorial Style: I am uncomfortable in anything other than jeans, although I clean-up well for funerals and weddings.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: I like a good half-and-half/black-and-tan, and I usually remember which one not to order in the presence of an Irishman.

A Tanquaray & Tonic when I gotta spend more than I like amongst strangers.

Political Philosophy: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

Religious Philosophy: Catholicism is what I was raised in, but I've been lapsed for a long time. (Sexual abuse scandal and cover-up was sorta the last straw.)

My wife is Romanian Orthodox (like Old School Catholicism doncha know), and I quite like the idea of sexually-normal, married priests. Duh.

Musical Favorites: Queens of the Stone Age, Radiohead, Interpol, Travis, Franz, Killers, stuff like that in Rock.

Then, lots of Alt-Country...Jayhawks, Uncle Tupelo, Ryan Adams, Wilco, Steve Earle, Jim Lauderdale, Radney Foster, Foster & Lloyd, etc.

Big Elvis fan since birth (all of it, the skinny rebel through the fatted Vegas calf), and huge Prince fan. (Greatest musician I have ever seen, and it isn't close. Lovesexy Tour '87, Musicology Tour 3 times, 2 nights of the residency at the Inglewood Forum at $25/tix. Best $25 I've ever spent.)

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: I want you to save Jimmy Johnson's ass for me. -Lou Holtz

Miscellaneous Data:
I was an ART major, and am a photographer. I manage the big professional camera store in LA, mainly so I can eat regularly. I can ship to ND folks around the country once vetted, and usually can match the big NY photo stores. Feel free to contact me at to ask me advice or an opinion on digital cameras; if you need general help with imaging and Photoshop, printing or editing images; for image recovery off of bad memory cards, etc. I have written a long post about cameras(TOTALLY outdated by now) that is currently archived in The Back Room Almanac. Please mention ND, and your NDNation handle in subject line if applicable.