Dee Newman

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Gender MALE
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Helping out the best I can
Location In the here and now along the Narrows, Tennessee, United States
Introduction I was born and raised in East Tennessee. I have been an ethical vegetarian for over forty years. After graduating summa cum laude from Tennessee State University, I became a psychiatric teacher-counselor and Outdoor Education Coordinator for Cumberland House School in Nashville, Tennessee. A federally funded research and demonstration project I helped coordinate in southern Arizona received national media and Congressional attention in 1970 when it demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing microwave transmission for mobile medical units in isolated rural areas. Between 1991-97 I was the Executive Director of The Nicholas Group and Executive Producer and writer of an award winning national PBS documentary about the mental health delivery system for children and their families funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Besides being an artist, photographer and writer, I am a highly skilled wilderness instructor. I have directed groups of all ages and abilities in a wide range of outdoor education adventures. I have traveled extensively watching the sun rise and set over such diverse and exotic locals as the Great Wall of China and the Cliffs of Moher.
Interests The Universe, Life, the Arts, Music, film, Writing, Literature, Adventure Travel, Humor, Philosophy, Reason, Logic, Science, World Religions and Other Myths, Morality, Ethics, Animal Liberation, Ethical Vegetarianism, Veganism, Global Environmental Degradation, Alternative Energy, Sociology, History, the Rule of Law, the Constitution, Progressive Politics
Favorite Movies To Kill a Mockingbird, Gandhi, Harold and Maude, The Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, Its a Wonderful Life, Toys in the Attic, Ace in the Hole, 12 Angry Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shawshank Redemption, Top Hat, Show Boat, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Dirty Dancing, Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Out of Africa, Pretty Woman, The English Patient, As Good as it Gets, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Blade Runner, E.T., The Big Sleep, Rear Window, Charade, In the heat of the Night, The French Connection, Serpico, The Sting, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, Witness, Seven, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, Twelve O'Clock High, Catch 22, MASH, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, The Killing Fields, Good Morning Vietnam, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, The Ox-Bow Incident, Winchester 73, High Noon, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Ride the High Country, Unforgiven, Lilies of the Field, Almost Famous, Papillon, Little Big Man, Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Chinatown, The African Queen, Dr. Strangelove, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Annie Hall, Play It Again Sam, High Noon, Doctor Zhivago, Taxi Driver, In the Heat of the Night, All the President's Men, Easy Rider, Sophie's Choice
Favorite Music Anything with a good melody
Favorite Books To Kill a Mockingbird, H. G. Wells History of the World, Les Misérables, The Passover Plot, Animal Liberation, Diet for a New America, Anna Karenina, Finnegans Wake, My Losing Season, All the Pretty Horses, Tuesdays with Morrie, Letters from the Earth, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, Shakespeare's Sonnets and Plays, Pygmalion and other plays of George Bernard Shaw, Poems of T.S. Elioit, Blue Highways, Kate Vaiden, Roxanna Slade, Feasting the Heart, 1984, Animal Farm, Catcher in the Rye, Alice in Wonderland, The Old Man and the Sea, The Grapes of Wrath, Walking Across Egypt, Anything by Mark Twain, J.D. Salinger, H.G. Wells, Roald Dahl, Victor Hugo, Leon Uris, Edward Abbey, Flannery O'Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Pat Conroy, Reynolds Price, James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Hemingway, Kipling, Steinbeck, Shakespeare, Dickens, or Faulkner.