Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm the one on the right! The termite is a resident of the Jim
Henson Creature Workshop, a wonderful place that I have had the
good fortune to work at a couple of times.
I've worked in the Television Industry in Hollywood for 30 years as
an editor, first on Music & Variety Specials and more recently
on Sitcoms. I graduated from Ohio University with a Major in
I was in Columbus since June of 2010 to help my mother, who was in
the hospice-at-home program. I am her only child and we lost my
father 8 years ago. She passed away on January 29. It took five
months to close her Estate and sell the house, car and contents. I
returned to LA in July of 2012.
I have never been married. I married my job earlier in my career
and while I earned three Emmy Awards, the long hours and inability
to plan because of a changing work schedule made it hard to also
have a relationship. Thus, I have no children. I like kids, however
as long as they turn into pumpkins in the nighttime.
My hobbies include computers, exercising, walking & hiking
amateur radio and travel. I also like good food & restaurants
and company. I traveled for 28 days in 2012 visiting London,
Moscow, a boat cruise up the Volga to St. Petersburg, Prague and
Munich. Whew! Did I mention that I then flew to Chicago to revisit
the place where I did my college internship? I hadn't been back
there in 36 years!
I also spent last Christmas on a cruise from L.A. to Ft. Lauderdale
via the Panama Canal. It was fascinating and I met a lot of
I started working out in August of 2010 and have lost quite a bit
of weight in that time (my photo is before the weight loss). I
spend an hour 3 to 4 times a week at the gym and enjoy it! I spend
a lot of time on the elliptical machine and on the weights. I put
about 10 of those pounds back on during the vacations but am back
at the weights and elliptical trying to work them off.
What I’m doing with my life
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My life has been on hold for the last several years as my mother
was diagnosed with uterine & cervical cancer. I spent all of
2008 and most of 2009 with her going through the radiation, surgery
and chemo. Mom passed away on January 29, 2012 and I have closed
her Estate and sold her home. I returned to California after
spending 3 of the past 4 years in Columbus, Ohio.
I worked in Atlanta for a year on a sitcom project for a big name
producer (who cannot be named). That was a fun experience and I
learned a lot and got to spend time with college friends who live
I was hired for a sitcom pilot editing for three weeks in October,
2012. This was exciting because it signaled that I was returning to
my career. Suddenly true to form, I had three work opportunities,
including one out of the country. I would have enjoyed that one
because it involved training editors to handle the work flow &
project requirements but the job was much shorter in duration than
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am an editor and I have the ability to do that job quite well. I
have three Emmy Awards for various shows which I did when I worked
in Music & Variety.
Editors have to sift through mountains of material, keep it
organized, remember it and put it together in a way that makes
sense and flows. The other half of the job is convincing a nervous
Producer that this is the best way to tell their story and that it
is funnier this way than another (or better if it isn't supposed to
I also have some natural ability to understand computers (PC's
mainly) and love to play with my smartphone (Android) - making it
do more stuff for me, automating parts of my life.
I am an avid investor and spend time listening to CNBC and on my
computer watching my stocks go up or down. I am a capitalist and
don't want to occupy anything (except my chair)!
I am also a good traveler. I've been to the North Pole (via
ice-breaker) to "hunt" polar bears with a camera, been up the
Caledonian Canal in Scotland, visited friends in Ireland and
England, swam with Sea Lions in the Galapagos Islands, visited
Macchu Picchu and have been to Germany, Switzerland and Austria. I
also spent eleven days in Russia - in Moscow and in St. Petersburg.
I really love travel and look forward to many more trips - perhaps
following my father's WWII footsteps through the South Pacific
The first things people usually notice about me
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I hope it's my smile but maybe it is the arm growing out of my left
ear. (Son! I say... that's a joke!)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Bill Bryson books, Nelson DeMille novels, History
(especially 1910 to the present). I love my Kindle. I finished Jeff
Shara's "The Steel Wave" & "The Rising Tide", historical novels
about the D-Day Invasion & North Africa. I'm also reading about
the "Twenty Committee" - it was known as the "XX" committee because
they managed the "Double Cross" of German intelligence during
Movies: Not a lot of films interest me. They are aimed at 12
year-old boys because they will go see them multiple times. I like
the "Harry Potter" and "Narnia" series. Historical dramas &
stories like "The King's Speech" often catch my interest.
TV: Like "The Good Wife", "NCIS", "The Mentalist" and from across
the pond: "Doc Martin", "Mrs. Brown's Boys","Downton Abbey",
"Inspector Lewis", "Inspector Lynley", "Foyle's War", "Endeavour"
and "Mr. Bean." Hmmm... no sitcoms in that list and since they are
my craft I would add "The Big Bang Theory" (I have lots of friends
working on that one) and "Last Man Standing". From the UK &
Ireland: "Mrs. Brown's Boys" and "Father Ted."
Music: I still love "Chicago", "Steely Dan", "Mark Knopfler", "The
Beatles" and similar stuff. I have been to see "Chicago" in concern
four times in a year & met Jimmy Pankow, the
trombonist/arranger. As a former trombonist, I appreciate the
intricate horn parts.
Food: I LOVE Italian food, German, Chinese and American. I am open
to other stuff but don't tolerate peppers of all kinds so I have to
be careful. That limits (but doesn't eliminate) Mexican and to an
extent some Chinese.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Italian food
2. My Android phone
5. TV & DVR
(definitely not in this order!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The future, life, places to visit, string theory (how do those
little strings keep things together so tightly?), sex and pasta.
Seems like the sex thinking has diminished a little in recent
years. Hmmmmm.... maybe if I mixed it with pasta????
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having coffee, out of town (Vegas, San Diego, Cambria, Singapore)
or watching something on the Roku box.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I am an alien from the planet Xenon here to prepare the Earth for
our upcoming occupation. No? Okay, um...
I am happier when I am with other people but I have grown
comfortable being alone with myself. Analyze that, Mr. Freud!
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