EGCR’s Spotlight of the Week

EGCR’s Spotlight of the Week

EGCR’s spotlight series will be focusing on the fun side of our staff and Court Reporters, featuring their interests and what makes them awesome! This week’s spotlight is on our delightful Court Reporter, Tom! 


  1. If you had a warning label, what would yours say? “Closet Daredevil” (see Number 12, part 3 below)
  2. What is the one thing you cannot resist? fresh tomatoes
  3. Do you have a favorite quote? “It is not the critic who counts, or how the strong man stumbled and fell, or how the doer of deeds could have done them better.  Rather, the credit belongs to the man 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 the great enthusiams, the great devotions, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at 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
  4. What is the first concert you attended? Beach Boys, August 1979
  5. Who is your favorite band/artist? REO Speed Wagon
  6. Where would you like to go on a dream vacation? Hawaii
  7. Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life? Bob Denver
  8. If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be? My paternal great grandfather, my maternal great grandfather (for genealogical research purposes), Abraham Lincoln, and Mary Surratt.
  9. What would you do if you won the lottery? Purchase/create a truck farm in south Georgia and have somebody run it for 5-10 years and while I report and then take up a second career as a truck farmer.
  10. What’s your favorite movie? Gettysburg and “Reincarnation of Peter Proud” (too close to call;they’re both my favorite)
  11. What animal best represents you, and why? A domestic cat because I have been told I am very independent, just like a cat
  12. What three things do you think of the most each day? 1) staying busy with jobs & my backlog 2) building a cabin w/ garden for future purposes  in south Georgia, and 3) Returning to the sky to resume career as a skydiver (have not jumped since 1994)
  13. If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to? 1945, so as to enjoy the idylic era of the 1950s and the turbulent decade of the 1960s
  14. What three traits define you? Sedulousness, introversion, and pecuniary concupiscence.
  15. Tell us something that might surprise us about you: Although I am far from being the smartest person anyone will ever meet, I am one of the very few people who foresaw the tragic events of 9/11, five years before they occurred.  So as to expound on this subject, I will be authoring a paper entitled “The Paradox of Technology” at some future date.


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