Gary R. Peterson

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Assistant Professor of the Humanities
Location Omaha, Nebraska
Introduction Gary R. Peterson is professor of the humanities at Grace University in Omaha, Nebraska.
Interests Books--real, paper books, especially old Penguin Classics. I'm also a fan of Bantam's 1960's black-and-white-spined paperbacks.
Favorite Movies I'm a movie buff from way back. Among my favorites: HIGHBROW: My Dinner with Andre, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, MIDDLEBROW: Serials of the 1930s and '40s, esp.Flash Gordon (Buster Crabbe), Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd). Anything with Fred MacMurray and Dick Powell LOWBROW: Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges, Hopalong Cassidy. TELEVISION: Primarily 1960s and '70s series spanning The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis to Get Smart to Sanford & Son and Welcome Back Kotter. On the more serious side, the iconic Star Trek series, Mission: Impossible, The Man From UNCLE, I Spy, Gunsmoke, Harry O. And for old time's sake and still fun to watch with my son: S.W.A.T., Starsky and Hutch, CHiPs, and T.J. Hooker.
Favorite Music I enjoy a lot of music, but especially hymns, especially when sung by great voices such as Tennessee Ernie Ford. Ron Hamilton is a new favorite. Adam's Road, Jericho Road, The Sons of Provo, Jesus Culture. I also love the great vocalists: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Robert Goulet, Matt Monro, Perry Como, Dean Martin. The music I listened to when younger can stir up a wistful and nostalgic moment, but has little lasting appeal any more: The Beatles, George Harrison solo work, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, The Band.
Favorite Books The Holy Bible, King James Version (accept no substitutes!), New Grub Street and The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing, Coming Up For Air by George Orwell.