Hometown:Astoria, Queens (NYC)
Undergraduate College:Syracuse University, B.S. Electrical Engineering
Graduate School:Northeastern U., M. S. Electrical Engineering
If you were alone for one month and could only bring one book, one movie, and one piece of music, what would you bring?
I'll submit two for each: Music: "Astral Weeks" by Van Morrison or "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen. Book: "The Summer Game" by Roger Angell or "The Great Gatsby" by F.Scott Fitzgerald. Movie: "Strictly Ballroom" by Baz Luhrmann (sp??) or "Mulholland Drive" by David Lynch
If you could invite any three people, from any place or time, to dinner, whom would you invite?
Roberto Clemente - courageous RF from the 1960s Pittsburgh Pirates; often misunderstood by non-Spanish speaking US journalists, he died a hero's death trying to bring relief supplies to earthquake-stricken Nicaragua, New year's Eve, 1972. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the dream has not died. Joe Strummer - lead singer for The Clash who lived his life with urgency . . . and sang as if you absolutely NEEDED to know him.
What's the best thing you do that almost no one knows about?
Guess! Is it . . . a) I can find your phone number in the digits of pi? b) I can make a fantastic German Chocolate Cake? c) Like some snakes, I can unhinge my jaw to swallow large food items, whole?
What makes WUHSMS a special place?
The great variety of large food items. Actually, my colleagues who take the job of teacher seriously.