A. House painter
A. Doing patient portraits in the children's unit
A. Amherst Regional High School (Amherst MA) and U. of Mass.
A. Lennon and McCartney
A. Flight of the Phoenix w/ Jimmy Stewart
A. The Dog Whisperer
A. My life has always been about taking risks
A. Change is good.
A. Perfect happiness, for me, comes when one is doing what they want for a career, accepting that things in life can't always be controlled and to accept those bumps in the road as challenges, not obstacles.
A. Not living up to my potential.
A. Where my son is.
A. Charlie Chaplin
A. Barack Obama
A. "Hope" and "just"
A. Letting fear dictate my earlier life
A. To see calm in the midst of chaos.
A. Learning to listen to others.
A. Putting myself first.
A. I would be the ocean, for all it holds.
A. My willingness to smile and accept people for whom they are.
A. Mighty Mouse
A. Snidely Whiplash
A. Helen Keller. Where did you find the strength to overcome your blindness and fears?
A. Intolerance and greed
A. Flying with medical evacuation teams.
A. Documenting exciting careers.
A. Kindness, empathy and loving
A. Pasta in all forms
A. One of Us by Joan Osborne. Help!, Yesterday, You've Got To Hide Your Love Away and Here Comes The Sun by the Beatles and Viva La Vida by Coldplay
A. Focusing on the adventure books, I've always admired those people who choose interesting (and sometimes dangerous) careers. Becoming a volunteer firefighter helped open this door. While researching the USCG book, Mayday!Mayday!, I became an official artist for the Coast Guard and got to experience their work in the Persian Gulf. That was certainly a high point in my career.