Parker County Today March 2018 - Page 77

Continued from page 71 MR: After the 2008 market crash, a friend and I decided we wanted to do something that was ‘recession proof’. There were only a couple of options so we went with men’s grooming. We started our adventure right here in Parker County in 2009. PCT: What is your favorite novel? MR: My favorite novel (at the moment) is American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. It’s a really great (fiction) which imaginatively explores myths, legends and the gods of old world religions in America, as well as some of the more modern ‘gods’ that our society has created. More impor- tantly, it’s a book that sparks that childlike imagination that so many of us ‘gown-ups’ lose along the way to adulthood. PCT: What do you do to decompress? MR: When I’m really feeling stressed out I like to get out, literally. I like to go out on the road for an unplanned road trip and see where I end up. I like to hit a state or national park and camp for a while. Always with a camera in hand, as photography is a major part of that decompression. PCT: What is something people don’t know about you? MR: Most friends know most things about me; I’m pretty much an open book. But I’ve been told that I need a shirt that says “May be smarter than he appears.” Not many people know that I applied for the Mars One program; a ݅ɥѼ5̸$)ѡѥ͕ѥЁe)ЁѼѡم͕ѥ)х)A P]ЁݽձԁЁѼ)ɕɕ)5H$ѡݔ݅ѕѼ)ɕɕ́ݡ)ͥѥٔɕȁ$)ݽձѼɕȁȁͤ)ѥٕ䁍ѡ݅ѡ)Ёѡȁٕ́ѡͥѥ)и$eЁ݅ЁѼѡ͔)́ѡ՝$)ѼЁͥ쁽)A P%ԁձٔչݥѠ)䁽ѡȁ٥ȁɽ)ѽ䰁ݡݽձЁ)5HQӊéɐQɔɔ)ͼѡɽ՝Ёѽ)$ݽձͅ5ɍ́ɕ́) ɱ́!쁉Ѡѡٔ)ѡ݅$ѡѡɽ՝ѡ)ɕɑɥѕݽɑ̸)A P%ԁѼѡȁ)ѡݡЁ׊eɔݡЁݽձ)ԁ)5H$ݽձ)ٔѡȁ̸)A P]Ё́ȁЁѼAɭ) չ)5H$ѱ䁍eЁͅݡЁ)Ё́ѼAɭȁ չ䰁а$)ݽձѼͅѡЁӊéͥѥٔ)͵̸݅$݅́Ѽɕ)ݕɅѡѼ)ѡȁЁ͕ٕ́ٔѡ)ѕȁѡ$չѡ%ɸ)$ѡЁɕѕ́ɥЁѡ)ɕٕȁ́Aɭȁ չ) ѥՕ)Mɥ́ѡѥ)1Ёԁ䁽ȁ͕)Iѽ(ܴ)ɽѕɥɕ乍)Qɥɕ乍)I)(