Donald James Parker’s hero’s interview

» Posted on Apr 29, 2009 in Blog | Comments Off on Donald James Parker’s hero’s interview

This week I’m hosting Donald James Parker with his book, The Bulldog Compact. If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at The drawings end Sunday (May 3rd) evening.

Hero’s interview from The Bulldog Compact:

Interview with the hero:

1. Lance (Bambi) Masterson, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I’m a driven individual who refuses to fail in the quest for my dream. I give up sleep, relaxation, social life, and more to pursue my goal of winning the state basketball championship.

2. What do you do for fun?

Sports, especially basketball. I also play on the tennis team. I like bike riding and fishing as well.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Asking the girl of my dreams for a date. I literally have to do pushups to get myself to a point where I have the courage to dial the phone. My second dread is graduating from high school. I don’t want to end my basketball career.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

Girls and the rejection that goes with becoming vulnerable by showing affection for someone of the opposite sex. Secondly I have a fear of losing and being labeled a loser.

5. What do you want out of life?

A state basketball championship, respect, and the love of the girl I admire.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Doing all I can do and encouraging my teammates to do the same in order to bring home the state championship trophy. I’m a little out of balance in this regard which leads to a climatic decision on my part. I do love my family, God, and my community.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

Not only do I read, but I’m a walking advertisement for a literacy program. Sports novels are my favorite, but I also read some other books within the story of my life.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I’d like to be less emotional. Perhaps I could be like Mr. Spock from Star Trek and be emotionally detached from things around me, so I wouldn’t get into so much trouble and my inability to relate to girls would be less of a problem.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

My basketball. It’s my trusty companion. The cool thing is that I have no need for a super-duper-pooper-scooper and never have to feed it.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I’d travel back to my hometown about thirty years earlier to instill in the boys of yesteryear the motivation and enthusiasm to work hard to be winners. If I succeeded, I never would have needed to write the Bulldog Compact, which dictates the course of my life so maybe I shouldn’t mess with the past.