Where do you call home? A: Burlington, VT
What is your favorite place to be? A: Burlington, VT, and Alburg, VT where we have a camp on Lake Champlain.
Something you can’t live without? A: My wife Joan, whom I’ve been married to for 35 yrs. And of course our 2 bio children, and 7 adopted children.
Three words to describe you? A: Bold, flamboyant, and exuberant.
Favorite food? A: Everything
Favorite animal? A: Snakes
What is the first thing you do in the morning? A: Cry, I hate mornings.
Favorite quote? A: Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
Favorite sport? A: Soccer
Favorite musical artist of the moment? A: Billie Eilish
Favorite kind of cuisine? A: Homemade Ramen
A positive quality you possess? A: Positivity
A negative quality you possess? A: Negativity
When do you find yourself singing? A: All the time. When anything happens in my life, at any moment, I usually have a song to accent the moment.
If you could go anywhere right now where would you go? A: The Outer Banks in North Carolina to kiteboard.
Who is your role model? A: My father
What is your biggest pet peeve? A: People who say one thing, and do another
What’s for dinner today? A: Breaded cod, shredded potatoes, and zucchini pancakes, and salad.
Favorite holiday? A: Valentine's Day. I surprise my wife every year with VERY showy, public displays of my love for her.
Favorite season? A: I like them all.
If you could switch lives with someone, who? A: No one, I love my life.
Best way to decompress? A: Kiteboard
What makes you smile most? A: My kids, who are all adults. They never cease to make me smile.
The best gift you’ve received? A: I don’t like gifts, but if I had to choose, my life, frankly.
Last movie that made you cry? A: The Farewell. Cried 4 times.
You’re stuck on an island, what are you bringing? A: I’m an Eagle Scout, so whatever I’m carrying would be enough.
The last person you texted? A: My Son
Dark or milk chocolate? A: Milk
Favorite band? A: Really!? Way too many to even be able to answer that. Currently listening to Echo and the Bunnymen
Something people don’t know about you? A: I’m much more conservative than you think, even though I have green hair and I still go dancing to electronica in underground clubs all over the world.
Biggest fear? A: None, seriously. I really don’t care about fear. Not in my DNA.
What are you watching right now? A: The Loop
Secret talent? A: I’m a secret Empath. I love figuring out how the humans in my life move through their worlds and try to help them navigate.
If you had a superpower, what would it be? A: I already have the superpower, Empathy
Best advice you’ve received? A: Care about others at least as much as you care about yourself.
Best advice you’ve given? A: Raise your children with creativity, it’s the most important thing you will ever do.
What causes are important to you? A: Damn near everything that humans need help with.
Dream place to visit? A: New Zealand
Window or aisle seat? A: Window. Always. I can sleep better there
Most worn piece of clothing? A: My plaid hoodie
What are you listening to right now? A: Nothing. I’m typing
What is your mantra? A: Nothing. I just take it day by day
Favorite board game? A: Risk
What is your guilty pleasure? A: None. I don’t like the idea of guilty
What is your latest read? A: The City We Became
Coffee or tea? A: Neither, I stopped drinking coffee awhile ago
How would you like to be remembered? A: As caring for other humans, and helping the underdog
Best memory from your childhood? A: So many, honestly, I grew up all over the world, I still have vivid memories from Japan, Korea, and the US. I still dream about them.
A habit you wish you could break? A: Nicotine gum. Stopped smoking 25 years ago, still chewing nicotine gum
A hobby you would like to pick up? A: None right now, I’ve got dozens of hobbies that keep me busy
What never fails to make you laugh? A: My wife, Joan
How many pets do you have? A: 98, A bunch of cichlids, 2 snakes, a turtle, multiple goldfish. 3 birds, a scorpion, a dozen Madagascar cockroaches, and a cat.
What do you do on a rainy day? A: Hang, walk in the rain, that sort of thing.
Cooking or baking? A: Both. I’m a very good bread baker.
One lesson you learned the hard way? A: Everything changes
The best thing that happened to you in the past year? A: Everything that’s happened. You only live once, and every day is amazing.
First pet? A: Panda the dog
Talent you wish you had? A: None
What would be the title of your autobiography? A: He who lived to serve others
Least favorite thing about yourself? A: Nothing. I like myself as I am
Favorite thing about yourself? A: Nothing. I like myself as I am
If you were a crayon what color would you be? A: Pink
Beach or mountains? A: Both
Favorite room in your house? A: Wherever I am
Favorite drink? A: Champagne
Biggest splurge purchase? A: Too many to list. Boats, cars, you name it
The most spontaneous thing you’ve done? A: I proposed to my wife when I was 21, and she was 34. We’re still married.
What would your high school superlative be? A: Spanned all types of people, friends with everyone
Is there anything you regret? A: Nope. I hate the idea of regret. That means you did something that you can’t take back. I believe you shouldn’t live that way.
How you end your day? A: Watching something on streaming.
Favorite snack? A: I don’t snack
What can you not leave the house without? A: My sunglasses
Favorite shoes to wear? A: My Superman slippers, I have 23 pairs because they were discontinued, so I got them on eBay. I’ve got a lifetime supply now.