I have never played golf, but sometimes think I might like it.
My favorite foods are seafoods: crabs, shrimp, crawfish, catfish, lobster and scallops.
I am one of the Baby Boomer generation, born in 1956.
I love preaching. It’s an awesome responsibility and one I take very seriously.
I check email daily, usually several times a day.
I am on the Board of Directors for Elyria Summer Theatre Association.
I believe I had Attention Deficit Disorder as a youngster, but I have learned to adapt as an adult. I can still be a little spacey at times.
I have no living grandparents. My last surviving grandmother died in 2002.
I spent some summers as a child in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with my Dad’s parents. My grandfather grew raspberries at his house there, and I ate them for breakfast every day.
My parents re-settled in Slidell, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They lived for several months in a FEMA trailer.
My brother Bryan is a United Methodist pastor in Louisiana.
My favorite Christmas present as a child was a bicycle with high handlebars and a banana seat.
I have 24 first cousins. Two on my father’s side; 22 on my mother’s side.
Sometimes I think I’m a news junkie.
I bought my first car in college in 1975. It was a 1963 Plymouth Valiant with 109,000 miles. I paid $200 for it.
I worked as a youth minister during college and seminary.
I read several blogs regularly.
I ate crab cakes at the White House. Twice.
I have too many neckties, and I hardly ever wear them anymore.
I drink decaf coffee.
I often have a messy desk because I work on several projects at a time. (See ADD note above.)
I like sushi.
My favorite summer foods are fresh tomatoes, sweet corn, yellow squash with onions, and cantaloupe.
I like to cook on the grill year-round.
My sister is a seminary graduate and social worker who is adminstrator of a Southern Baptist nursing school.
I enjoy visiting both history and art museums. My favorites so far have been The Louvre in Paris, The Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, The British Museum in London, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
I have been a fair-weather Indians fan.
I have never been to a Browns game.
I think it is a humbling privilege to conduct a funeral service.
I am trained to teach personal budgeting and Christian stewardship courses.
My middle name is Dennis. I never liked my name until my mother told me she wanted to name me Otis.
My last name, Dauphin, is a French word that means “heir to the throne” or “prince”. I don’t speak French, however.
My father’s grandmother was Irish.
My maternal grandparents were German and Dutch.
I am a descendant of the journalist Henry M. Stanley (of “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”)
I like Brussels sprouts, fried chicken livers, and cabbage and noodles, but not necessarily on the same plate.