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Height:  5'10 Weight:  161 lbs. Alumni Status:  ND graduate
Location:  Santa Barbara CA Favorite Baseball Team:  Los Angeles Dodgers sometimes, but I grew up on the Boston Red Sox.
Natural Enemies:  A hint: 90% of my swearing takes place while I'm driving

Athletic Ability: I was born a jock and have been a jock all my life, from playing baseball on the local playground when I was a kid to the Senior Olympics in softball, basketball and track. I played baseball on the base team while in the Marines. It is in the genes. My father was a member of an Irish track team (the country, not ND). At ND I was sports editor of the Scholastic in the Leahy era. All of my children were on athletic teams in high school and four were on college teams. The tradition continues with two of my grandchildren on college varsities. A grandson who also holds Irish citizenship will compete in the Irish junior surfing championships in 8/14 in DonegaL

Sartorial Style: I work at home so it is very casual. Usually polo shirts and khakis.

Favorite Beverage and Consumption Freq: I may be 100% Irish, since my mother was also Irish-born and I hold Irish citizenship, but I'm a lousy drinker at best. More than one drink and I fall asleep.

Political Philosophy: I am the emobodiment of the adage: if you are not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you are not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.

Religious Philosophy: I was born a Catholic and will die a Catholic, although there are a number of things about the church I disagree with. For quite a few years I have been attending mass with a number of Catholics who meet outside the structure of a parish. It is an all-welcoming group that often attracts non-Catholics to services because of its genuine sense of community, and its use of the liturgy.

Musical Favorites: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks. For mood music, I like Enya. I also like the vitality of The Corrs.

Favorite Quote from an ND Coach: Frank Leahy: "Prayers work best when the players are bigger, stronger and faster".

From a non-ND coach: "You came to the University of Miami to play football. If you wanted an education, you should have gone to Harvard". Jimmy Johnson

Miscellaneous Data: My granddaughter is class of 2014. She is the fifth in the family, first in the third generation and first family female at Notre Dame.