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Height:  5'11 Weight:  190 lbs. Alumni Status:  BSME 1995
Location:  Australia Favorite Baseball Team:  Brisbane Heat
Natural Enemies:  strip mall suburbia

Athletic Ability: Starting Strength and Daniels' Running Formula

Sartorial Style: As an engineer, I need to be graded on the curve.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: 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 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: Marv Ellis and the We Tribe, Mbrascatu, Skating Polly, Amit Eraz and The Secret Sea, Roy Hargrove

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.

"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