Story by Joshua Keeran
What’s your hidden talent?
I can’t juggle, perform magic, or do Jedi mind tricks if that is what you are asking. My wife tells me that I am a “chameleon” and that I can blend into almost any crowd; whether it is a rock concert or a black-tie affair … not that we attend many of the latter.
Cats or dogs — or neither?
My political answer is “I love all animals,” but honestly, I prefer dogs. We have the world’s best dog — Lucy, and she is a goldendoodle. We also have a bunny named Alfie.
Have you ever met a celebrity?
I met John Glenn a few years ago, and he is probably the friendliest man to ever live. I also “bumped into” Bill Clinton in New York City when he was running for president around 1992. I’ve also met a couple rock stars that no one reading this would probably recognize.
Favorite TV show and why?
I could give a very long answer to this one, but I’ll focus on four shows. “Twin Peaks” was a genius show that started the whole serial TV genre that everyone loves today. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is probably the funniest show ever made. There has been a lot of criticism against “Game of Thrones” lately regarding the final season, but I still loved that show and I think they ended it the best they could. However, the best series, start to finish, was “Breaking Bad.”
What do you love most about your community?
I have lived in Ostrander since 2007. The first thing that drew us to Ostrander was the quintessential “small town feel.” The residents are down to earth and most everyone takes pride in our little village. Although I am not a lifetime resident, I have established relationships with many people in the village and have grown to consider this home.
Mayor of Ostrander