Off Brand Things About Me

  1. I am very good writer.
    Though I got my degree in Econ, I find so much satisfaction in a well written letter, essay, story, or book.
  2. I played basketball for over 35 years.
    Never much of an offensive player, I mastered the Dennis Rodman role in college, played intramural, then played in adult leagues for 20 years. I had to quit 3 years ago due to injury.
  3. I consider myself an intellectual.
    Unapologetic about my intelligence
  4. I'm a very good driver.
  5. I consider myself a cat person.
  6. My younger son wanted a dog for his 8th birthday.
    We got him a chihuahua-terrier mix who's not a cat, at all.
  7. I consider marrying my wife the smartest thing I've ever done.
    We dated for 4 1/2 years before we got married. She grounds me & we're the perfect compliment to each other.
  8. I'm proudest of being a father to my sons.
    Having grown up without a father, I knew I had to provide my kids a role model. I didn't realize how painful it was going to be to provide my kids what I never had.
  9. I've been in therapy for 22 years.
    I credit therapy with helping me grow into the adult I always wanted to become. I'm not sure it's my therapist as much as just having someone who listens to me, supports me, and provides occasional objective feedback.
  10. I'm a huge classic hip hop head.
    Know most LL Cool J, Eric B & Rakim, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Run DMC, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and pretty much any hip hop from 1985 to 1994.
  11. I also am a huge fan of the Beatles.
    Know most of their catalog.