Author Facts

Moniker:  Charles Edward Yallowitz

Origin:  Long Island, NY

Birthday: April 9th (that’s all you get)

Marital Status:  Legally binding, I checked

Sex: Ask my wife

Children:  No thanks.  I already have one.

Institution that I Paid to Drink At:  SUNY Oswego (Legally required to state that I also studied.)

Favorite Books: Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Books of Lost Swords, Ranger’s Apprentice, Ender’s Game, Frankenstein, Chronicles of Narnia, Jurassic Park, and many, many more.

Favorite Movies: There are far too many to name here.  Let’s just say I have eclectic tastes.

Favorite TV Shows: Futurama, Daily Show, Burn Notice, Merlin, Big Bang Theory, Eureka, Firefly, The Muppet Show, Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Simpsons

Favorite Video Games:  Legend of Zelda, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Prince of Persia, God of War, LEGO Games, Metroid, Dig Dug, Rampage (I should admit that I have not gone beyond PS2/GC/Xbox Generation gaming due to lack of time and money.)

Sports of Choice:  Fencing to compete, Football to watch (NY Giants fan by birth)

Favorite Foods:  Calamari, Ghost Pepper Wings, Nathan’s Hotdogs, Penne with Vodka Sauce (made by me), Buffalo Burgers, Meatball Subs, Popcorn, and Asian-Themed Salads

Preferred Drink: Alcohol: Jack & Coke; Non-Alcoholic: Cherry Seltzer

Sweet Tooth Interlude: Jelly Beans, Wife’s Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream

Fears: Spiders, Getting eaten while swimming, Family gatherings (more dread than fear), and a certain actress who will remain nameless because we have no idea why the sight of her sets off my ‘fight/flight’ instinct.

Favorite Quotes:

“I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.”– Groucho Marx

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”–Theodore Roosevelt

 

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  14. cmblackwood says:

    Excellent bio. Your sense of humor is lovely.

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  16. Why, this is quite fun! Love the quotes, too.🙂

    Like

  17. I love your bio. Made me laugh🙂.

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