I am not a big fan of Memes — even though the great and genius evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins invented them in 1976 — but our old pal Mark (aka Podz!) tagged me and so, I will do the best I can and share “Five Things You Don’t Know About Me” even though a lot of what I list you may already know:
1. I was born into “Isherwood” as my last name. Does “David W. Isherwood’s Urban Semiotic” have the same tangy ring as our current version?
2. I am painfully shy
and I don’t like to talk on the phone and most people misinterpret that
as arrogance or being unfriendly. I feel I am quite the opposite.
4. I have never been ticketed, arrested, or detained.
5. Two weeks before the school year started I received a letter from USC
telling me I was admitted into their freshman class. At that time, the
idea of moving from Nebraska to California and coming up with the
$14,000 a year tuition was too overwhelming a prospect for me to
I live without regret, but the lesson I learned from
that experience is sometimes you need to jump when your feet don’t want
to move. I use that understanding to inform the rest of my life.