That's like asking a fish, "What's your favorite kind of water?" In one word: eclectic.
Snickerdoodles from Enjoy Life . . . sometimes a box at a time. Marvel Comics/Movies.
Favorite Movie(s) or TV series?
Game of Thrones
Lord of the Rings
What was a defining moment(s) in your life?
Waking up one morning in HS with a deeply rooted compulsion: "I've got to be a physical therapist!" Following that road has lead to fulfilling my personal identity; marrying Theresa and having Kate and Sean; building numerous bonds of friendship and experiencing countless other adventures.
If you could be any superhero, who would you be?
If work/school, and other obligations were cast aside, what would you do?
Read. SCUBA dive. Play in the shop. Start a campaign for enhanced driving skills before issuing a license.
Most influential book?
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter.
Most embarrassing moment to date?
So many to choose from! A humbling realization was discovering how few friends I had after I made a decision to leave my previous company and develop MURC. The superficiality of some of those working "friendships" was glaringly bright and even some friends outside of work thought I was crazy to leave a company that was doing well to trade dollars for pennies.
Social calls to go-out or hang-out started to dwindle rapidly. It did solidify a life-truth: people are always showing you how they feel about you.
What is something you do or a belief you hold, that others think you're crazy for?
Hard to separate all of the things people think I'm crazy about! If it's fellow PTs, perhaps my "ice is not nice" policy. If it's a runner, perhaps my "run less and strength train more" advice. With weightlifters, probably my "stop every four weeks and go do something else" suggestion.
If it's Millennials, it's definitely my "unplug and tune in" beliefs. With coaches/parents or organizers of youth traveling teams, it's my "Sunday is not meant for games/practices" philosophy. Ultimately, Arthur Schopenhauer was correct!
Best advice you ever got?
Tried pinning my grandfather down one time on any great insights/wisdom he had learned through his experiences in life. The only thing he had to say was: "You know, Denny, God's been real good to me!"
Worst advice you ever got?
We all do and say things we wish we could "re-play" and we're all learning at different rates. So in my mind, the worst advice is...nothing. Even if what someone says to you is bristling, at least they demonstrated they care! Honest critics and sounding boards should be cherished.
Mens Sana In Corpore Sano - You can never learn enough nor be strong enough.
If you could send each individual in the world a message, what would it be?
Get off the phone and drive your car, #$%#@&*%$#!@#!