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 greatest fear?
A. Having to answer questions like this.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. I didn't know I could like bad guys. Anyone with too much slime.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Not saying, "Ahh, what the heck, why not?" so often.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. My barbecue t-bone, rare over Alder wood with rosemary smoke dosed with plenty of beer and fine conversation.
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