Driven 100 mph — No, I doubt I’ve ever done 65.
Ridden in a helicopter — No. BTW, there are scenes in the movie Catch-22 and the YV show ER that freak me out.
Gone zip lining — Heck No.
Been to an NFL game — Yes, on October 13, 2002, in San Diego, the Chargers against Kansas City. Also, sometime between 1964 and 1969, probably towards the latter, the New York Jets v. the Houston Oilers at Shea Stadium. The home teams won.
Visited Florida — Twice, both times to ASBDC conferences. Once in Miami; there was flooding on the first floor. And Orlando. Both in the 1990s.
Visited Mexico — Once to Guadalajara in 1987, once to Tijuana in the mid-1990s.
Visited Vegas — Never.
Eaten alone at a restaurant — Many times.
Ability to read music — A fair amount.
Ridden a motorcycle — I’ve been on the back of someone else’s once or twice.
Ridden a horse — I did. The first time was June 9, 1976, after I had suffered a hangover. Not recommended.
Stayed in a hospital — A few times. At five and a half – a nosebleed that wouldn’t stop. At 19, after a car accident. And at least one other time.
Donated blood — 170-odd times. Far less frequently in the past two years because of the increased scar tissue at the injection sites.
Been snow skiing — No.
Wishing upon a star?
Slept outside — My family used to go camping, Not my idea of a good time.
Driven a stick shift — My college girlfriend tried to teach me. Then she screamed because I was burning out her clutch.
Ridden in an 18 wheeler — Yes, a few times in the 1970s, when I used to hitchhike.
Ridden in a police car — Yes. In college, writing a story for a college newsletter. When I got arrested in 1972, I think we were put in a van.
Driven a boat — In the past two or three years in western Massachusetts.
Eaten escargot — If I did, I don’t recall.
Been on a cruise — No. And now I probably never will.
Run out of gas — Once, in Speculator, NY with my father when I was about 11.
Been on TV — Technically, several times. My church choir used to sing at telethons when I was a kid. I was on a kids’ show thrice. Ken Screven interviewed me for a benefit called Rock for Raoul in 1985.
There was an anti-racism workshop in the 1990s and I was asked some questions. When the Underground Railroad History Project used to give tours, I could hear me singing in the piece. I was interviewed about a 1987 snowstorm in 2017.
Probably a couple other times. Oh, yeah, I was on JEOPARDY! twice. Also, I was interviewed by the local TV affiliate before the shows aired.
Eaten sushi — A few times. At least once in 2020, at a restaurant in downtown Schenectady.
Seen a UFO — I think so, a couple times, though my recollections are fairly vague.
Been bungee-jumping — Not on your life. Or mine.