Here are twelve things you may not know about me:
My Nicknames: CB (my initials); Chops; Mr. Vanilla; C Dubs or Dubs (stands for my initials CW).
My Family: I’ve been happily married to my wife, Jennifer for 17 years, and we have two children, Brian and Madelyn.
Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, Finding Neverland, The Matrix, Star Wars (Episode 4 – A New Hope), and Singing in the Rain
Favorite Type of Music: I’m a big fan of classical music, especially Beethoven. If you play a sample of a Beethoven Symphony, I can tell you the # and the movement!
Favorite Places: Arlington National Cemetery; Radburn A and B Parks (Fair Lawn, NJ); Jersey Shore (Pt. Pleasant/Seaside)
Favorite TV Shows: 24, Parenthood, Phineas and Ferb, West Wing, The Office, and 30 Rock
Guilty Pleasure: Haagen-Dazs Strawberry Ice Cream Milkshakes
Life Verse: “To make a start at bringing people into the open, into light; opening blind eyes, releasing prisoners from dungeons, emptying dark prisons (Isaiah 42:7 MSG).”
Favorite Season: Fall
On My IPod/Pandora: U2; Aaron Copland; Dave Brubeck; Jack’s Mannequin; Dashboard Confessional; Mozart; Switchfoot; Taking Back Sunday; John Williams.
On My Nightstand: Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana by Anne Rice; The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann; Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus by Thomas Cahill; America’s Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America by Bruce Feiler.
Favorite Accomplishment (so far): My son Brian lists me on his Facebook info page under “People Who Inspire Brian.”