1- My wife is my best friend.
2- I thought I loved my dog until my first child was born.
3- I'm beginning to believe in Karma. I think the more you give the more you get.
4- I might be one of the luckiest people in the world.
5- My father is in the Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame.
6- I had an office in Agganis Arena for about 7 years. Agganis Arena was named for Harry Agganis, arguably the greatest athlete in BU history. In a strange twist, my father was captain and center on the BU Football Team when Harry Agganis was a sophomore quarterback.
7- I'm very proud of my Dad but, I don't tell people often enough. I'm still worried that it will sound like bragging. I know, it's silly. He's been dead over 20 years and I still meet his former students who tell me how much he changed their lives. Some have been over 70 years old. If you drive by Malden High School you will see a sign that says Arthur P. Boyle Building.
8- My Mom was in the Marines in World War II. According to my sister she drove celebrities around Europe for the USO.
9- My best sport growing up was swimming but, I was a wanna-be football player.
10-Failure is a great teacher. Trying to get stronger to play football changed the path of my entire life.
11-I love to watch my kids compete at anything. My weekends center around their games.
12-I don't really enjoy working out. I do it sparingly so I will not die or embarrass my business.
13-My son Mark is named for Mark Bavis. Mark was one of my favorite players and died on 9/11/2001.
14-I like beer, probably too much. I rarely drink alone so I consider myself a social drinker. At times I can be very social.
15-I don't like many foods that are good for you. I dislike most fruits and probably don't eat a piece of fruit a week.
16-I also don't really like water.
17-I really like donuts. I would eat them every day except I don't really want to be fat.
18-I consider myself an obsessive-compulsive with attention deficit disorder. I get a lot done but, need to do it in small increments. I have a file called “articles to be finished” with at least thirty articles in it.
19-My younger brother has two adopted children. I'm very proud of him.
20-I am a recovering work-a-holic. Some days my recovery is going better than others. For years I didnt have email on my phone to create some peace in my life. ( sadly I have it now)
21-I am obsessed with email. It has made my life easier and harder all at the same time.
22-I really love my kids.
23-I'm sad I cant hug and kiss my kids in public anymore. We have entered the “come on Dad, not in front of my friends” stage and I'm a bit sad.
24-If given the choice of spending time with my wife or anyone else, I always choose my wife.
25-I've worked at Boston University from January of 1983 to January of 2012. I think. It was so long ago I'm not really sure.