All time favorite books: The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, To Kill A Mockingbird
All time favorite films: The Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, Psycho, Fargo
Favorite hobby: sailing. Very fast.
Favorite restaurants: Mason Street Grille, Milwaukee; Hackney’s, Chicago; Laury’s, Los Angeles; Old Homestead, NYC
Favorite vacation spots: Central Wisconsin, Cape Cod, Cape Hatteras, NC and San Diego
First job: advertising jingle writer / producer
Guilty pleasure: day at the spa and a makeover
Inspirational persons: Louisa May Alcott, Bela Bartok, Clara Barton, Alexander Graham Bell Ray Bradbury, Berry Brazelton, e.e. cummings, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Benjamin Franklin, Buckminster Fuller, Edvard Grieg, Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Herman Melville, Samuel F. B. Morse, Carl Sandburg, Pete Seeger, Rod Serling, Henry David Thoreau, Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Lloyd Wright, and N.C. Wyeth
Most meaningful accomplishment: raising two wonderful daughters
Most immediate pressing issue: Milwaukee’s housing, education and healthcare needs
Person I would most like to meet: Esther Hicks
Preferred music genres: jazz, classical, and a bit of “eclectic potpourri”
Favorite musicians (at the moment): Eddie Gomez, Mark Thierfelder Trio, Sonny Rollins, Miles, Trane, Horace Silver, Dizzy, Louie and Dave Brubeck (but the list goes on and on!)
Profession I would like to try: high school band director
Stress relief: yoga, sailing and long hound dog walks in the woods
How people describe me: Strategic. Creative. Fresh thinking. Fun.