|Industry||Communications or Media|
|Location||New Jersey, United States|
|Interests||Politics, communication, arts and entertainment, the popular culture, travel, fine arts, history, current events, Italian culture and Italian-Americanism, urban life, small town America, Americana, folk art, the South, Lincolnalia, Reagan and Reaganism, silent movies, Hollywood and the early years of the movies, Garbo, advertising, cowboys, Western culture and Western life, country music, American popular song, George Strait, the Grand 'Ole Opry, all things Nashville, barbecue, buttermilk biscuits, Texas, grand hotels, Hilton Head Island, the wide open spaces.|
|Favorite Movies||There are far too many to list but basically I like movies with strong naratives and genuine charater development -- movies about people and their relationships. The Golden Age of Hollywood (roughly 1930-1950) holds a particular interest and consequently I am a big fan of Turner Classic Movies (TCM).|
|Favorite Music||This spans a wide spectrum including current and classic country, Sousa and patriotic music, American popular song, movie music, ragtime, dixieland, Western swing, Broadway show tunes, Pavarotti, opera and well-known classical music.|
|Favorite Books||Recently read and recommended: "Ingrid" by Charolotte Chandler "Simply Speaking" by Peggy Noonan "A Different Drummer" by Michael K. Deaver "I Loved Lucy" by Lee Tannen "Dark Victory" by Ed Sikov "Everything Was Possible" by Ted Chapin "Alfred Hitchcock" by Patrick McGilligan "A Big Life (in Advertising)" by Mary Wells Lawrence "The Father of Spin" by Larry Tye "That Man" by Robert H. Jackson "Conversations With Wilder" by Cameron Crowe Three books that changed the way I think and the way I look at the world: "Blood of My Blood" by Richard Gambino "The Closing of the American Mind" by Allan Bloom "The Kennedys" by Peter Collier and David Horowitz|
What would you name your ballet inspired by the sight of children leaping through a garden sprinkler?
"Water We Gonna Do With All This Energy?"