Meet a Westsider:
Profession/Occupation... Psychotherapist, marriage and family counselor, as well as entrepreneur in family communications tools and
What I like most about the Westside is... feeling like I live in the mountains in an urban environment. Been here for 36 years and it is the smallest city I've lived in.
If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... I would want it to develop into a "village" environment with a variety of unique neighborhood shops and meeting places like in Europe.
A good movie I’ve seen recently is... Can't mention just one good movie, however both “Shrek” and “Phantom of the Opera” come to mind. “Last of the Dogmen,” set in the Montana wilderness, was a wonderful surprise, including the director's commentary. And, I regularly watch “The Gospel of John” on DVD.
The worst advice I’ve ever gotten was... to stop thinking so optimistically (read, "unrealistically") about what we can do together to help people.
If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... If I could meet someone famous, I'd like to meet Jesus in the flesh. Someday I will. Looking forward to the trip.
The next time I travel, I’m going to... go see my daughter in New York City who is also a psychotherapist, as is my wife. Whew, 3 Shrinks in the City (sounds like a scary/funny sitcom, huh?).
My favorite childhood memory is... swimming in the Northern California ocean or in any cold river and playing basketball.
My favorite fall pastime is... sitting in a golden aspen grove, writing and designing tools to help others in some way or other -- but never when the Broncos are playing...
Something good I’ve read is.. all seven of the Chronicles of Narnia -- I have listened to the audiobooks at least a hundred times. Can't wait for the upcoming movie, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Terribly excited! Just can't wait!
My pet peeve is... people so focused on themselves that they forget the needs of others.
If I won the lottery, I’d... be flabbergasted, since I've never bought a ticket. But, if the miracle happened, I'd use the money to help poor kids and their families grow closer in relationship and combat the bad things that come from family disintegration.
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