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Height:  5'8 Weight:  Yes lbs. Alumni Status:  ND-BSME-1970 + NROTC
Location:  Washington DC suburbs (MoCo,Md.) Favorite Baseball Team:  Yankees
Natural Enemies:  ?

Athletic Ability: Not much anymore though I am restarting getting back into golf finally after a few breaks in participation. The first time was in late 2013 (Since I retired in July 2013) after 25 years of not playing. Only started in earnest though in the late summer of 2014. Another break spanned 2019 until now. Gotta stop this on/off thing, gettin' old.
Though not an HS or college athlete I did play intramural hoops at ND and played against Austin Carr, Sid Catlett, and Collis Jones. (ND did not allow frosh to play varsity so they could play in pick-up games).

Sartorial Style: Preppy, almost since birth, with a bit of outdoors interspersed now.
Since the "birth" of business casual, I truly missed my tie and "braces (aka suspenders)" collection! Love a heavily starched shirt (2 years as a Naval Officer influenced that).
Of course now, retired, more casual and outdoorsy.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: V8. Water. I like many craft beers but do not drink alcohol much.

Political Philosophy: "so-it-goes"

Religious Philosophy: "yes" + "so-it-goes"i

Musical Favorites: Classic, progressive, and psychedelic rock from the 60s and 70s, and a lot of music since with the exception of rap and country (though there are many talented folks in those genres). Like classical on occasion, some jazz, but not opera. Of course, ND Band, and Glee Club (was a member for three years).
I continue to collect vinyl LPs. I also have also seemed to get my two granddaughters interested in vinyl!

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: Lou seems to have the "book" on them.

Miscellaneous Data: Was NROTC at ND, and served aboard the USS Wasp (CVS-18), homeport Quonset PT.,RI. . A very old aircraft carrier. Short "tour". Too many junior officers as the VN war was coming down in '72, so I was resealed from active duty after less than my 3 yr. duty. I then went to work for Bechtel Corp. and retired after 41 years with the same company on July 31, 2013.
I have a great family. I am a lung cancer survivor since June 2001 (surgery date). Had no idea I had it until a very fortunate chest x-ray as part of a physical. Rough recovery time from the very invasive surgery. Yes, I did smoke. In 2007 again a chest x-ray showed another mass but in my right lung's lower lobe. Though the PET scan indicated malignancy after arthroscopic surgery and analysis, benign. To add insult to injury fast forward to June 2017. Deja vu, regular chest x-ray as usual, bingo a mass in left lung again in the lower lobe. PET showed it was possibly malignant. This time no surgery, had a biopsy at the recommendation of the surgeon, bingo - benign. Not sure what’s next! UPDATE: Had a cardiac event in August '20 - ended up with two more stents that took two tries. The second was a success, and I was lucky that the Lithotripsy procedure had been approved for cardiac intervention recently. BINGO. Prior to that, it has been used for years for "shocking" kidney stones.
I enjoy fly-fishing and fly-tying; kayaking on flat water; music (note above); reading; yard work. Haven't fished enough recently since I took up golf again.
My late father was involved in a family business in NYC that was next to the eventual World Trade Center site before it was built. The business also supplied the peanuts to Yankee, Shea, and Baltimore's Memorial Stadiums for many years.
I am blessed with two great sons, and their families have given us three excellent and wonderful grandchildren, two girls and one boy. The only regret is they are in the Seattle area (formerly in Salt Lake City) and Syracuse so no easy visits.