Age: 61 (2/27/51) It wasn’t very nice to ask me that right off the bat! How old are YOU?
Here’s My August 2012 New Hampshire magazine story about things that make Granite Staters smile: Happiness Found Here
Read my August 2011 New Hampshire magazine feature that follows my adventures on the Mt. Washington Auto Road with 8 other first-time stunt people. Could Mt. Everest be next? Come along for the ride
Check my twice-monthly humor column in the Nashua Telegraph: column
You’ll find a story I wrote in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul-Christmas Magic” book.
Chicken Soup It’s about how clueless I can be, right Lady Baba?
Here’s my recipe from our 1st place finish in the Mac and Cheese Bake-off in Concord on 1/15/11. Get The Yum Here
Special Achievement: Raising my daughter Liz, who is now 31 and graduated cum laude from Lesley University in 2002 and of whom I am ridiculously proud. She and husband Dave live in Boston.
Birthplace: Detroit, the Motor City, baby! Home of Ted Nugent, Bob Seger, the Tigers, Motown music and Vernor’s ginger ale.
The woman who makes me smile: Barbie Baker. No one can believe she’s a grandmother. Boy, does Nana love her grandchildren! All 4.
Special interests/hobbies: Writing, baking bread from scratch, sneaking off to Vegas.
Favorite childhood memory: At 16, sending up some homemade UFOs made out of dry cleaners poly bags. We caused quite a stir and got covered by all the Detroit news outlets.
I’ve never been able to… Whistle using my fingers.
What you’ll do when you get a few extra moments: Teach my dog Basia how to play Scrabble.
What would make the world better? Two things: First, parents taking their jobs more seriously and secondly: Lightening up. We take things too seriously these days. Political correctness is overrated.
When I retire from radio, I will: Do nothing but bake bread and write.
Someday I hope to abolish: The incorrect use of apostrophes.
When I grow up I wanna be… A little boy in an old man’s body. Oh wait! I’m that already.
Turning point in your career: Out of 350 DJs, being chosen as one of five to work at WJOK in Washington, D.C., the nation’s first all-comedy radio station in 1983.
Advice to young people just starting out: Keep a file on your boss. S/he’s already got one on you.
Who is your biggest influence? Mom, Dad, Daughter Liz and a couple Detroit radio personalities.
You latest kitchen creation: Pumpkin-oatmeal-chocolate chip-pecan cookies. To DIE for!
Why you do what you do: Because I refuse to ever get a real job. Plus, I have no discernable job skills beyond going “blah blah blah.”
Favorite quote: It’s a cliche but my Father was always right when he told me “You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.”