Lawyer specializing in school, juvenile/child welfare, and mental health law since 1980; juvenile court probation officer for 10 years before that; no plans to retire, ever, or at least until I lose my mind. I work 50-70 hours a week and love my work, and I feel fortunate to be able to say that when I get up in the morning, I am anxious to see the people I work with, all of whom I like and care deeply for. I have the gentlest and most loving and beautiful wife a man could ever have or deserve, and my kids are a lot smarter than I am in SO many ways. I was 45 when my son was born and 48 whenmy daughter was born; they are now 22 and 19....and amazing people. It's amazing that 168 of the 891 people I graduated with - but mostly didn't know - have passed away. I guess the rest of us are pretty fortunate at this point. Parenthetically, my closest friend (since age 5) is Vic Conant, who also happens to be married to my cousin, Marilee. Marilee is one of seven, so we have a large and playful extended family. On reflection, it has been a damn good run, and I agree with Vic's comment that I'm SO thankful his dad had trampolines in Vic's back yard.....that was where we spent our entire childhood!
Bill Wanlund and I kept pet pigeons in the Beardsley gym projection booth and at this point in history we are proud to have been AV geeks......I still hate sports. I did like Larry Larkin, the physics teacher, very much -- I later ended up babysitting his home in Lake Geneva on occasion. WE WERE ALL SO GEEKY!