SideBar -- It's Gettin' Personal with Thomas Haywood

Thomas Haywood; Cleveland, Ohio, 7 years



What is your favorite word?

Word (the slang version) - based on it's versatility: 1) well-said, 2) aid in a agreement, 3) can be used as a greeting: "Hey what's up?"


What is your *least* favorite word?

When people use "hashtag" before anything.



What sound or noise do you love?

Crowds cheering & on the flip side, the sound of silence



What profession (other than your own) would you like to attempt?

Park Ranger (realistically) Professional Football Player (pipe dream)



How might your nearest and dearest describe you?

Loyal, responsible, and a complete goof.



Which words or phrases do you most over-use?

"Dawg" & "Homie" when referring to friends.



Where would you most like to live?

Somewhere in Europe. But if we are speaking of the Continental US, somewhere in Washington State.



Who are your favorite writers?

Neil Gaiman, Clive Barker, Warren Ellis, William Blake, Friedrich Nietzsche, Bukowski, and a handful of beat writers a la Ginsberg, etc.



What is your motto?

I don't know if it's a motto, but these are words of wisdom I believe in and live by:

"Suffering should be creative; should give birth to something good and lovely" -Chinua Achebe

"There are only four questions of value in life.. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love." -Don Juan

"If you are going to die anyway, die hard, never die easy" -Walter Payton


1 Comment

Park Ranger

October 25, 2016 08:36 AM by Squirrel Stevens

My Sister and her husband are both park rangers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  They are having the time of their life. They have both worked at many other National Parks. It is always a good time to go and visit them..

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