What is your chief characteristic?
A passion for knowledge
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity
Who is your favorite fiction character?
Who is your favorite non-fiction character?
What is the best thing you have ever won?
State championships in 2006 and 2010 while coaching the Escambia County All-Star Academic Team
What does your mother always tell you?
To go to bed earlier. Which I really should but rarely ever do.
What is the worst idea you’ve ever had?
Getting up on my steeply-sloped, black-shingle roof on a scorching summer’s day to try and clean the otherwise inaccessible gutters.
What is your favorite food?
I’m strangely fond of mushrooms.
Which talent would you most like to have?
A perfect memory, i.e. the ability to remember everything I read or learn.
What movies do you love to watch repeatedly?
“Aliens,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “Lawrence of Arabia”
What was your most embarrassing moment?
A middle-school rival pulling the chair out from under me as I tried to sit down. Not once, but twice!
What TV show is your guilty pleasure?
Pretty much the only show I regularly watch is “Archer” on FX. Truly hilarious.
What is the last book you read?
I read so many at once! But I just finished a neuroscience book called “Phantoms in the Brain” by V. S. Ramachandran. Also, I re-read “A Farewell to Arms” by Ernest Hemingway.
What is your theme song?
Let’s go with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.”