"Nothing great was ever accomplished without Enthusiasm" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I am Supercharged with Enthusiasm!" - Dr. Ken Peden, Health Education Professor from Clemson University
FROM THE "Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" -
Frodo: It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.
Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.
Friends describe me
as ENTHUSIASTIC! Helpful! Discerning. FUN! Creative! And as Using TOO many exclamation points!!!!!!!!
Cooking, Water Jogging, Being a Weight Watcher, Entrepreneurship, Media, Musicals
Fantasy dinner guests
Jesus, George Washington, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Walt Disney, John Lasseter (Pixar)
Best advice I ever received
"Remember WHO YOU ARE and WHERE YOU COME FROM" - From my father Blain Player! A reminder to be humble and never be someone you are not. Never Borrow Money unless it makes you money - My Father again. After giving alms to God and offerings to those in need, 10 Percent of all you earn is yours to keep! - Great financial wisdom from many. Spend Less than you make!
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
a Yellow Toyota Corolla Station Wagon named The Banana!
If I weren't a professor, I would
A food/lifestyle entrepreneur and a health coach.
The Lord of the Rings; WW II oral history by Cornelius Ryan; Harry Potter; This Present Darkness by Frank Perretti
It's A Wonderful Life!; The Lord of the Rings Trilogy; Chariots of Fire.
Santa's White Christmas by Bernie's in England
Nobody knows I
would love to produce movies!
My latest accomplishment
Won a "Monumental Achievement Award" at the National Agriculture, Alumni and Development (NAADA) National Convention in Alexandria VA in June 2013.
The Power of Recreation and Serious Leisure to improve health and provide permanent lifestyle change for obese individuals.