Spend 69 seconds with Jed La Lumiere, author of the new book Patience: A Gay Man’s Virtue, who will launch his book in Vancouver on July 5, 2012 at Little Sisters.
01Your first job.
02The job you wanted as a child.
03Your pet peeve.
05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
06Your biggest indulgence.
07The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
09 One thing no one knows about you.
10 The one thing you are most looking forward to seeing/doing when you are in Vancouver.
Meet Jed La Lumiere
I was born in New England at a time long before invention of DVDs, iPods, the Internet (yes, there was life before the Internet), Hybrid cars, the Snuggie as well as a plethora of other things that have been invented but have questionable practicality and usability. I was lucky enough to be born after the heyday of 8-track tapes and the El Camino … thank goodness. Then again … it seems that the El Camino style of vehicle is returning as an automotive option. I’m perplexed as to why that is, but we’re moving on.
I moved to Canada in 2008, and I’ve been bouncing back and forth, like a yo-yo, between the USA and Canada, since.
I’ve spent the first half of my career life as an IT guy. While that job paid the bills and provided me with a comfortable existence, I wanted to do more with my life than answer phones, deal with computer issues, and write code. I like to write, yes … but not code.
A few years ago I decided to become a personal trainer so I could help people become healthier. I wanted to pay forward the kindness that someone showed to me many years ago when I was losing my battle with weight issues. Being a personal trainer both in the gym and out has proven to be most rewarding.
Still, I had the need to write. Now, while I do still train clients now and again, I’m focused on reaching people through my written words with the hopes of building a better tomorrow for all those who will live it.
Find out more at http://www.jedlalumiere.com.