Michael Charles

Profile Updated: February 22, 2012
Residing In: Philadelphia, PA USA
Occupation: Consultant
Children: None that I know of.
Yes! Attending Reunion
School Story:

BS (Magna cum Laude), Temple University 1983

Major:  Civil and Construction Engineering
Minors: Business Administration

What is the Furthest You've Been From Home?

London, England, UK.

I guess it's true what they say, Philadelphians tend to stay in (or around) Philadelphia.

What Do You Do In Your spare Time?

Isn't "spare time" an oxymoron?

Any Vices?

None that I'm willing to admit to.

What Teacher or High School class Influenced You In Your Life?

Mr. Martin Olinsky for 11th grade chemistry.

In teaching us reduction - oxidation (red-ox) equations, after the hard chemistry part was done and it was just a matter of plugging and chugging the numbers, he always referred to that part of the process as "fun for the feeble minded". By today's standards, he was delightfully politically incorrect.

Because that man made me bust my ass in his class (for which I only earned a B+), I breezed through my college chem courses and aced them all.

It's a pity we don't seem to have many dedicated teachers like Mr. Olinsky anymore.

Favorite Music/Artist

Types of music I like:
Smooth Jazz,
New Age,
Latin Jazz,
Nuevo Flamenco,
Modern and Classical Spanish Guitar
World music

Basically anything other than the crap that's played on the radio today (except the stuff from our generation).

Rap is NOT music.

Q: How do you know when you're getting old?
A: When the music you grew up with is now being played on the oldies stations.

Some favorite artists of mine are:
Ottmar Liebert (with or without Luna Negra),
Strunz and Farah
Lara and Reyes
Shahin and Sepehr
Grover Washington Jr.
David Sanborn
Chris Boti
France Gall
Sona Mohapatra
(to name a few).

Best vacation

I'm still waiting to take it.


Again, none that I know of.

Interesting places where you lived

Pittsburgh PA

Cool people you have met

John Edwards (Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate)

Any words of wisdom

If you want to live a satisfying life, emulate a cat.

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