I live and work in the Belfast, Maine area and have lived there for almost 30 years. With a medical degree I could have lived anywhere in the country and made a living and very purposefully chose this area as being the best place I had ever encountered. I was impressed by the people, by the geography and by the environmental consciousness that I find here. I live in a self-designed and built underground solar-powered house and in addition to my medical career, probably my next greatest interest in life is in the preservation of our ecology and the hope that we can somehow find a sustainable way of living on the planet.
What has been your most embarrassing moment?
Mistaking my freshman proctor at college for one of the enemy combatants in a month-long water balloon war and letting him have it full in the face with a carefully overfilled water balloon.
What is your favorite comfort food?
Chocolate in almost any form; the thicker and the richer the better.
If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Well, since we are talking fantasy, if I didn’t have to spend 24 hours on an airplane, I would probably go to the Great Barrier Reef, off Australia for some scuba diving.