Mike Kruse tagged me this morning, and now I have to come up with 5 odd facts about me that people are not likely to know already. Hmmmmm.
1. By the time I was 16 I had spent approximately 8 years living outside the United States -- Japan and Okinawa in the 1950s and Germany in the latter 1960s.
2. While in Heidelberg, Germany, I attended a University of Maryland overseas graduation ceremony and had the opportunity to meet the then governor of Maryland, Spiro Agnew. I also met Kurt Georg Kiesinger, the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, who gave the commencement address.
3. Also, while living in Germany, I was a member of the Protestant Chapel Choir, which teamed up on a regular basis with the Hockenheim Evangelical Church choir to form a group known as the Deutsche-Amerikanische Kantorei. Every October while I lived in Germany (1966-1969) we participated in the annual Reformation Service at the Evangelical (Lutheran) church in Worms.
4. As an undergraduate at Colorado State University, I attended a lecture in Boulder by the renowned paleontologist Louis Leakey. This was shortly before his death in 1972.
5. I appeared on the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. -- My high school graduation was held there.
I suppose I need to tag some people. How about Beau Weston and Jody Harrington? Email will follow....