Quotation to live by:

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world." - Unknown

Book on my nightstand right now:

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer, by James L. Swanson.

Favorite author, fiction:

Ian Fleming.

Favorite author, nonfiction:

David McCullough.

Favorite poem:

"Footprints," by Ella and Robert Louis Scharring-Hausen and Carolyn J. Carty.

Favorite beach reading:

Any James Bond book.

Book other people praise but I never liked:

The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli.

A book that influenced how I live my life:

The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein.

TV show I'm not ashamed to admit I watch:

The Wiggles Show, on ABC. The Wiggles help me babysit my grandchildren.

TV show I hate to admit I like:

The Golden Girls, now on Lifetime.

Favorite comic strip:

There Oughta Be a Law, by Al Fagaly and Harry Shorten.

Movies I love so much I've watched them more than twice:

The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Michael.

Web site I visit regularly:

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If you turned my car radio on right now, it would be tuned to:

KYW-AM (1060).

Magazines I read regularly:

Vette, Corvette Quarterly, Philadelphia Magazine.

Favorite type of music:


Last concert attended:

Cher, when her farewell tour came through.

Recording I play when my soul needs a lift:

"Out in the Street," by Bruce Springsteen.

Person in my field I most admire:

U.S. Rep John Lewis (D., Ga.).

Living person I'd most like to join for dinner and conversation:

Yogi Berra.

Hero from history:

My father.

If I had the power to order all of the Philadelphia region to read one book, it would be:

Broken Windows, Broken Business: How the Smallest Remedies Reap the Biggest Rewards, by Michael Levine.

And here's why:

It teaches the necessity of nipping problems in the bud.