Being semi-retired gives me much more time to do things that I am passionate about. Though I am not a musician, I have an intense love for many genres of music and this passion finally found a creative outlet a few years ago when I started doing a weekly 2 hour radio show featuring music that I love. I'm a child of the 1960s so my musical base starts there. I have an abiding love for Bob Dylan, the Beatles, the Grateful Dead, The Band, Joni Mitchell and you may able to guess at the rest of that list. One of the many blessings of doing my own radio show is the inevitable expansion of my musical universe; some of my more recent favorites include Eilen Jewell, John Prine, Hayes Caryll, Laura Cantrell, most music from Austin, Texas and a whole host of music from a variety of styles. As a natural outgrowth of my current musical tastes, I have developed the pleasant habit of traveling to Austin each spring for music and no, I don't attend SXSW!
Another of my great passions is my love for Matinicus Island which is located some 20 miles out from Rockland, Maine. Matinicus is my favorite place in the world and I have been renting out there for nearly 20 years. I manage to get out there at least once a year and more often when the gods are with me. Matinicus is a place of great beauty and solitude and I appreciate every moment that I am there. Matinicus does not have any stores or places to eat and that works fine for me. I bring everything I need including my wonderful Golden Retriever named Mickey whose idea of heaven is chasing balls on the Matinicus beaches for hours.
I have also kept myself quite busy with the restoration of my sturdy but older home which was built in 1903. I have been here for 10 years now and I have been restoring the house by myself room by room. I am about two thirds done. The whole project has been a challenge and I have discovered an emerging patience that I didn't always used to have. Some aspects of getting older are definitely worth it!
Favorite Movies: White Palace, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather Parts I and II, The Big Chill and many others
Shows: The Good Wife, West Wing, Homeland, Sports Night
Music: a virtually endless list which includes Bob Dylan, Eilen Jewell, The Grateful Dead, Sam Baker, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Greg Copeland, Fred Eaglesmith, Townes van Zandt, Hayes Carll, The Band, Willie Nelson, Shelby Lynne...
Food: I like lots of different foods but my favorite is Greek!
2. the possibility of going to Matinicus Island
3. doing my weekly radio show full of the music I'm passionate about
4. the home that I live in
5. my dearest friends
6. my incredible Golden Retriever named Mickey