(Picture inside.) When I was four, a blind Gypsy fortune teller, who was amazingly right about everything else she predicted, said that I would live to be 132. I'm hoping that the last 60 years aren't in a coma
Started on a PhD in art history at UNC, but changed my mind and went to med school. Started a residency in psychiatry at Yale, but changed my mind again and became an ER doc, sticking to that for over twenty years. Now I practice internal medicine part time in New York City. However, I mostly live in North Carolina because my sons are all here. In fact, I can live anywhere I want, so a long-distance relationship isn't an insurmountable problem and, thanks to frequent flier miles, not a waste of time.
I try to make art, and I collect Georgian (English) pottery, Bonzo post cards, and military brass buttons. I sometimes go to Europe, having mostly grown up in Germany. I swim, cycle, and/or exercise most days. I don't like being idle, so I take art supplies to church meetings... Yes, I'm that guy. I think I have a good sense of humor (laughs at his own jokes). I like cities with museums, parks, zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums. I'm gregarious and often start conversations with strangers.
I'm currently working with three other guys to produce a multimedia production based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest." Called "The Tempest in Gee Minor," it's an elaborate puppet show with special effects. We've already got some venues lined up because one of the gang is a fame-ish puppeteer. We've piled the furniture at one end of my living room to build a portable stage. I've done puppet shows since I was seven. I used to do a Christmas puppet show at church most years. I always included a silent and motionless scene of Mary and the Christ Child. When the curtain opened, the audience was invited to rise and sing "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," then the curtain closed. Singing to Mary was disorienting to some, but liberating to many.
I was born with CP but, thanks to lots of operations, I have a pretty normal gait and my left hand is okay for sewing up patients and puppets.
I have an unshakable testimony of Joseph and the Church. I believe that, eventually, everyone will end up Celestial. To me, eternal progression is what makes life fair.
Well, gotta' go jet ski surfin' with my bros. Talk to ya latter.