Meet Gordon Hempton
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. The universe is only half made.—John Muir
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Do you mean a job that I could never have? Dangerous waste of time but let me give it a try: recycling airplanes and ATV's into hearing protection
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Imagine by John Lennon, Crazy by Willie Nelson, Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix, Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do) by Hank Williams, Please Forgive Me by David Gray
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Forgetting where my eyeglasses are...
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. John Muir
December 19, 2008I live on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state in a rural location that affords beautiful views of both snow-capped mountains and wilderness beaches, so when I have time off there is always a choice between the two. If it weren’t for my surfing buddy Nick Parry, I would probably divide my free time equally, but every Saturday, religiously, rain or shine (or this time of year snow), we turn on the surfer tunes and make the drive along highway 112 that traces the coast of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
It keeps me sane, hanging out with a true friend like Nick who has heard it all and accepts me no matter what I might say. Our... see more