John McGuire

Profile Updated: May 11, 2010
Residing In: Oakland, CA USA
Spouse/Partner: Nancy Caton
Occupation: manager, TEC of California commercial truck dealer
Children: Ryan, born 1984; Mark, born 2002
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We are all almost 50! You're all invited to California for a visit. How's Memorial Day?

School Story:

I was a band nerd, of which I have many memories. Ron Holleman was the wind ensemble and jazz band guy, and he was hilarious, once you got past his serious grouchiness. Mr Wirtz was the orchestra director, and he had some issues, as I recall. I was in school the same time as his sons, and they were great guys. I was kind of a jerk when it came to relationships with my female peers; I couldn't get enough of them, and so carried on briefly with many in quick succession. It makes me shudder to remember. I was a short kid with long hair and a winning self-protecting smile. I loved playing trumpet in the school musicals "The King and I", and "Fiddler on the Roof". The school had a theater arts program back then, and there was a cult following of the director of the program, located right across the hall from the music program, with the guys on the crews, lighting, building, costumes, etc. I think his name was Mr. Nielson. I can remember many of the faces from this period, but not many of the names.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Read history, play trumpet, learn about new things in general, attend church, play with my seven-year old, make fancy meals, fold laundry, worry about business, hike the Northern California trails, reminisce about my past, listen to NPR, surf the web, stare into space, feel the wind on my body, feel remorse over past actions, attempt to recreate former glory moments, question my sanity, wake up early.

What type of person were you in high school?


If your life had a soundtrack, what songs would be on it?

From the era of High School attendance, I think bebop jazz, classical/jazz fusion, Stan Kanton, Woody Herman, Maynard Fergeson, Count Basie, Aerosmith, Earth Wind and Fire, Steely Dan, and freestyle improvisations with some fellow travelers.

Favorite Quote:

Studs Terkel: " Take it easy, but take it".

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