GeneralIn 2000 I became a Living Donor by donating a kidney to my wife Stephanie.
I am a member of Kiwanis International and a member of the Hixon Fellowship.
I rode over 6,000 miles on a moutain bike in 4 years and was very into moutain climbing for years in college.
I'm into: pool, darts, ice skating, softball, in-line skates, casinos, traveling ...
I worked with computers for over 30 years from about every angle there is
My latest hobby is NikePlus.com with my iPod Nano. I have walked over 180 miles so far.
MusicJust about everything, too many to list them all:
The Beach Boys
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Simon and Garfunkel
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Forever The Sickest Kids
MoviesAgain too many to list, however here are some of my top favorites:
The Replacement Killers
"I’ve spend whole days thinking about that one thing, that one good deed that going to wipe out all the sh*t that I’ve done. You ever like feel like that?”
“So you didn’t want to shoot a kid … welcome to the Human Race. But standing aside is no different than pulling the trigger John”
“I know, just somewhere along the way I just developed a problem with watching you die”
(starring George Clooney)
Do I look like I'm negotiating?
I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy! Are you so blind that you don't even see what I am? I sold out Arthur for 80 grand. I'm your easiest problem and you're gonna kill me?
You're so screwed. Here let me get a picture while I'm at it.
You don't want the money?
Keep the money. You'll need it.
Is this fellow bothering you?
Am I bothering you?
Karen, I've got a board waiting in there. What the hell's going on? Who are you?
I'm Shiva, the God of death
[last lines of the movie]
So what are we doin'?
Give me fifty dollars worth. Just drive
“A Light That Burns Twice As Bright, Burns Half As Long”
“All those moments would be lost in time, like tears in rain”
"Wake up ... Time to Die"
All of the James Bond movies starring Sean Connery
"Bond ... James Bond"
"The mind cannot survive without the body"
Tonight, I said to myself, "I will not get high.” I might just as well have said to myself, "Tonight, I will not breathe."
“I'm sorry, you are?”
“Oh, I'm sorry. Raymond Blossom.”
“You gonna hurt me?”
"You asking because you're afraid or because you want me to?"
“Just trying to plan my day.”
“You're not looking at the big picture Stan. Here's a scenario. You have the power to cure all the world's diseases but the price for this is that you must kill a single innocent child, could you kill that child Stanley?” -- Gabriel (on the bus)
“Save the ones you can Jake. The rest, you've got to let go.”
"Chong Li just stood there and watched him die"
(insert your favorite line here)
A Bronx Tale
“The saddest thing in life is wasted talent”
“Now youse can’t leave”
"I will never forget the look on their faces. All eight of them. Their faces dropped. All their courage and strength was drained right from their bodies. They had reputation for breaking up bars, but they knew that instant, they'd made a fatal mistake. This time they walked into the wrong bar."
Leaving Las Vegas
“I came here to drink myself to death.”
“How long will it take you?”
“I’d say about three to four weeks.”
“Is drinking a way of killing yourself?”
“Or, is killing myself a way of drinking?”
“That's nice talk, Ben - keep drinking. Between the 101-proof breath and the occasional bits of drool, some interesting words come out.”
"I think fast, I talk fast, and I need you guys to act fast if you want to get out of this ..." -- The Wolf
As Good As It Gets
"When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome ... and then, of course, you spoke"
Fast Times At Ridgemont Highs
"Learn it, Know it, Live it"
Good Will Hunting
When Harry Met Sally
“I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
-- Harry Burns
“Nothing. Its just that all men are sure it never happened to them and all women at one time or other have done it so you do the math.”
-- Sally Albright
Star Wars (the three original ones)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS)
“It’s just a jump to the left.”
“And then a step to the right!”
“With your hands on your hips...”
“You bring your knees in tight! But it's the pelvic thrust / That really drives you insane / Let's do the time warp again!”
“There's a light, over at the Frankenstein place.”
“You killed them!”
“But I thought you liked them. They liked you”
“THEY DIDN'T LIKE ME! THEY NEVER LIKED ME!”
"Put some money away so you can die somewhere warm"
Meet Joe Black
"Be careful Bill, you'll give yourself a heart attack and ruin my vacation"
"No Women, No Kids; that's the rules"
Gone in 60 Seconds
Good Morning Vietnam
“… talking out in the field today. Hi, what’s your name?
“My name’s Bob Fliber!”
“Bob, what do you do?”
“I’m in artillery!”
“Thank you, Bob. Can we play anything for you?”
“Anything! Just play it LOUD! OKAY?”
“Hey, I’m Adrian Cronauer. I’m on again at 1600. Why? Because I have to. It’s the Army.”
Sgt. Maj. Dickerson:
“Am I being fairly clear?”
Sgt. Maj. Dickerson:
“Sir? Do you see anything on this uniform indicating an officer? What does three up and three down mean to you?”
“End of an inning.”
A Beautiful Mind
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
“I am your king.”
“Well I didn't vote for you.”
“You don't vote for kings.”
“Well how'd you become king then?”
“Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you”
“What makes you think she's a witch?”
“Well, she turned me into a newt!”
“… I got better.”
Peasant #3 [meekly after a long pause]
“Burn her anyway!”
“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?”
First soldier with a keen interest in birds
A Few Good Men
Pfc. William Santiago is dead, and that is a tragedy. But he is dead because he had no code. He is dead because he had no honor, and God was watching.
"I strenuously object?" Is that how it works? Hm? "Objection." "Overruled." "Oh, no, no, no. No, I STRENUOUSLY object." "Oh. Well, if you strenuously object then I should take some time to reconsider."
Why do you hate them so much?
They beat up on a weakling, and that's all they did. The rest is just smokefilled coffee-house crap. They tortured and tormented a weaker kid. They didn't like him. So, they killed him. And why? Because he couldn't run very fast.
Why do you like them so much?
Because they stand upon a wall and say, "Nothing's going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."
“Did your parents not like you or something?”
“Good morning, gentlemen, the temperature is 110 degrees”
“Holy s---, it’s Viper!”
“Viper’s up here, great … oh s---“
“Great, he’s probably saying, ‘Holy s---, it’s Maverick and Goose, ’”
“Yeah, I’m sure he’s saying that.”
Carole (Meg Ryan):
“God, he loved flying with you Maverick. But he would've done it anyway... without you. He'd have hated it, but he would've done it.”
Charlie: “I'll have what he's having. Hemlock is it?”
Maverick: “Ice water.”
“I’m gonna hit the brakes and he’ll fly right by.”
“You’re gonna do WHAT?”
“When you give up your dream, you die”
how i met your mother
Univ. of Maryland Basketball
Who's Line is It Anyway?
What's My Line?
BooksThe Best of Fredric Brown
"Flatland" by Edwin A. Abbott
"the wish list" by Barbara Ann Kipfer
"Nineteen Eighty-Four" (also titled "1984") by George Orwell
- May 24, 2010 5:13 AM You Can Save A Life – Please Read! -- Loretta’s Story
- May 14, 2010 12:44 PM Mental Feng Shui
- Apr 7, 2010 7:35 AM April is Donate Life month - You can save a Life
- Apr 3, 2010 10:15 AM Answer - A Short Story
- Apr 3, 2010 10:11 AM MasterCard -- Priceless
"All You" Article from July 2004 --
Frederick couldn’t believe what he was seeing. On his computer screen was an e-mail from Stephanie, an old friend from high school in Greenbelt. “I thought she was dead”, explains Frederick, 42, who has known Stephanie since the fifth grade. The two had lost contact with each other after high school graduation, then, during college, he had heard a rumor that Stephanie had died from kidney problems.
Stephanie, very much alive, had written Frederick about a class reunion he was organizing. “I had no idea about the rumor”, says Stephanie, now 43. “But it was great to get in touch with Frederick – he was my first kiss.” So much had happened since they had last seen each other.
Stephanie had been in good health her first year of college when she began to suffer from fatigue, blurry vision and horribly painful menstrual periods. She thought it was stress, but her symptoms got worse, so she went to the infirmary and was told she had a bad case of the flu. Dissatisfied with the diagnosis, she went to the hospital and found out her blood pressure was a whopping 280/240.
Tests revealed that her kidneys had shriveled to the size of acorns and were not functioning. Because of her critical condition, she was moved up the transplant list and received a cadaver kidney in June 1981.
After Stephanie recovered she finished college, married and had a daughter, Megan, in 1993. But soon after Megan’s birth, both her marriage and her donor kidney started to fail. When she sent Frederick that e-mail in 1999, she was a single mom. And she was on the transplant list again.
Frederick and Stephanie started dating, but she said nothing about her rapidly deteriorating condition until one particularly bad day. “When I confessed to Frederick, he immediately said, ‘Let me give you a kidney.’ “ She refused his offer, but Frederick wanted to help the woman he was falling in love with, so he got tested, secretly, for suitability. When Stephanie had another bad day, he revealed that, against the odds, he was a match.
Stephanie was reluctant to have Frederick go through surgery, so she decided to wait for a kidney from the donor list. That summer, Frederick proposed. Stephanie said yes, then Frederick insisted she let him donate his kidney. “I begged her”, says Frederick. “Here I find out you’re still alive and realize you’ve been the love of my life from the start. Please don’t let me lose you now”.
“As soon as I got Frederick’s kidney, I could feel the life flowing back into me”, Stephanie says. The couple married in July 2002 and live near Greenbelt with Stephanie’s daughter, now 11. “Megan calls Frederick her hero”, says Stephanie. “And he’s mine, too”.
Who I'd like to meet:I would like to meet someone to co-author a book to raise Organ Donor Awareness and the National Kidney Foundation's Transplant Games.
Also to raise awareness of the Kiwanis International Club. About how I found Stephanie after 20 years and how I came to give her a kidney. (November 7th, 2007 was 7 years)
A portion of the profits will go to the National Kidney Foundation and the Kiwanis International Club.
I have an outline and several chapters written, however I need someone to bring it all together into a novel.
Sir Sean Connery
Sir Anthony Hopkins
Sir Paul McCartney
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Orientation: Straight
- Height: 5' 8"
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Education: College graduate
Eleanor Roosevelt High
1976 to 1979
- Greenbelt, MD
- Graduated: 1979
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Major: Computer Science