Probably my favorite feature inside every Sunday edition of The Herald-Whig is "Your Turn," the popular element on Page 3 that profiles a member of our community in s snappy question-and-answer format.
Colleague Deborah Gertz Husar always finds an interesting personality who we get to know a little better through the insight provided in "Your Turn." I must admit, however, I've been a little disappointed that Debbie has never asked me to take a turn -- so I've taken matters into my own hands. Here's my turn at "Your Turn."
When I was a kid, I wanted to be ... a major league baseball player, then a pro wrestler. By the time I got to high school, I realized I couldn't hit a curve ball and did not like pain, so I turned to journalism.
What would you rather be doing right now? Watching "The Walking Dead."
Shhhhhh! Don't tell anyone that ... I often forget how to start my computer.
Other than your wedding day and/or the birth of your children, what was your proudest moment? When Kathy said "yes" to marrying me, sitting at a picnic table at the old Baskin and Robbins ice cream shop near the Staples office supply store. She was eating jamocha almond fudge and I was working on some strawberry cheesecake.
It really stinks when ... Ohio State loses a football game.
I always laugh when ... one of the grandkids says a naughty word and says, "Don't tell grandma."
Invite any three people, living or dead, to dinner. Who are they? Rod Stewart, Dick Allen and Peter Gammons -- my all-time favorite singer, baseball player and writer.
At the end of a really long day at work, I like to ... have a glass of Classic Coke, with plenty of ice.
My most unforgettable brush with greatness was ... having lunch with Pete Rose.
I would drop all my plans tonight if I had the chance to ... see Rod Stewart in concert -- again.
If someone gave me a million dollars, there is STILL no way I would ... eat cottage cheese.
I'm OK if there's ever a national shortage of ... baseball cards. My all-time favorites are the Topps Heritage sets.
What is the most useful piece of advice you have ever received? You only get once chance at life. Enjoy it.
When I'm cruising down the road, I'm likely listening to ... XM radio, either the 1960s channel (Phlash Phelps is my favorite DJ) or the MLB Network.
I always get sentimental when ... I think of Ashes, my pet dog who was 15 when she passed away Sept. 22.
The older I get, the more I realize ... I should have learned how to cook. (But then I'd have to do the dishes, so never mind.)
If I had one "do-over," I would ... learn how to attach things to emails.
My favorite item of clothing is ... a tie between jeans and corduroy pants.
If I've learned anything at all ... it's to appreciate having been able to make a living and raise a family doing what I love. My only regret will be Debbie Husar not asking me to do "Your Turn."