Kids #, age & sex: Four kids, ages 16, 12, 10, 9
Marital status: Married for 19 years this year.
1. How many years in your current relationship: 23 years
2. Have you ever been divorced?: No
***If so how many times?:
What do you do for work: I work in the mix/pre-production department at Edy’s Grand Ice Cream. That’s Dreyer’s to those of you west of the Rockies. Yes, I eat ice cream every day . . .
Education: Currently pursuing a BA in English & Philosophy with minors in Communication and Religious Studies
Blogs you contribute to: This one, and The Cheek of God
Religion: Reverently Agnostic
Political affiliation: I am a recovering Republican
Basic philosophical leanings (liberal, conservative, confused): I am fairly moderate, though I lean to the left when pressed . . .
What is your motto in life?: sapere aude – Latin: “Dare to Know” or “Dare to Discern”
Who has had the most influence in your life?: Wow. Probably my kids. They inspire greatness . . .
Why did you start Blogging? I began my blog as a project for a class titled Research Methods for Professional Writers. It was initially about memoir writing, and my own attempts to write a “living memoir.” It blossomed from there . . .
*What is the most favorite post you have written on any blog you contribute to?: So many to choose from! Probably the one about my Unibrow: http://thecheekofgod.
Tell us in 100 words about your current relationship: My wife and I are in the process of getting old together. Which is sort of cool. We know how one another ticks. What makes us happy or sad or frustrated. We’ve been together longer than we’ve been on our own, so every day is a bonus, a chance to not only relax in one another’s familiarity, but also to strive to make the effort to learn something new.
BONUS or OPTIONAL: Tell us something we need to know about you that we haven't covered above. 50 words or less: I had weight loss surgery in 2002, lost over 200 pounds, and have kept it off all this time. I’m less than half the man I used to be. Amazing . . .
Shelle Edit: I have known Brian for awhile now. I happened on his blog because someone referred him on a list of their must reads everyday. I don't even remember what post it was that day, but I do remember coming away from his blog magically enthralled. He's completely poetic when he writes, it's as if you can feel the words pulling you in and taking you on their journey. Brian just took on his adventure to stop smoking...we continue to wish him luck, because if he takes smoking back up again, he's ultimatum is that he'll have to give up his blog, which would be way to tragic. Much love your way Brian, thank for all you do for me and this blog!
Brian-The Cheek of God