Stephen McKay

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About me

Gender MALE
Occupation Administrative Assistant, Freelance Writer
Location Orrs Island, Maine, United States
Introduction Born in Virginia, Minnesota. My Dad worked on the Iron Range until accepting a job in Lima, Peru. My "formative years" (ages 7-14) were spent in Peru. The family (Dad, Mom, and my older brother Don) next moved to Chatham, New Jersey. After High School, I earned my B.A. at the University of Maine, and my MTS at Drew University's Theological School. I believe my experiences in Peru likely shaped my political outlook and ongoing interest in social justice. I;ve dabbled in creative writing throughout my life, resulting in over 75 poems and two childrens stories being published. I am currently working on a project near and dear to my heart: a book that was begun by my father, that I have subsequently shaped and developed into what might be labeled as "historical mystery" (with former Vice President Henry Wallace in a key role).
Interests Music, Writing, Politics, History, Theology, Sports (Baseball, Tennis), Animals, Environment
Favorite Movies "Mister Smith Goes to Washington", "Life of Brian" (Monty Python), "Missing", "Field of Dreams", "Local Hero", "A Fish Called Wanda", "Grand Canyon", "Julia" (Redgrave/Fonda), "Gandhi", "Killing Fields", "Dead Poet's Society", "Dominick & Eugene", "Shawshank Redemption", "The Sixth Sense", "JFK", "Lord of the Rings", "Brokeback Mountain", "Chicago", "A Beautiful Mind"
Favorite Music George Harrison, Beatles, Badfinger, Joan Baez, CSN & CSNY, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Harry Nilsson, Tom Robinson, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Loudon Wainwright III, Buskin & Batteau, Donovan, Warren Zevon, Peter Himmelman, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Anoushka Shankar, Ravi Shankar, Kinks, Dylan, Enter the Haggis, Matt Fogg
Favorite Books "An Unfinished Song", by Joan Jara, "The Conscience of a Liberal", by Paul Wellstone, "Hopscotch" by Julio Cortazar, "Autobiography of a Yogi", by Paramahansa Yogananda, "American Dreamer: A Life of Henry Wallace", by Culver/Hyde, Tolkien's Trilogy, "One Hundred Years of Solitude", by Gabriel Garcia Marquez