Name: Christopher A. Ubik
Also Known As: Chris, Mr. Z, Cube, cubik
Profession: Independent Contractor/your next great hire.
Desired Profession: History Monk
Historical Interests: Japan, Early French Medieval, WWII, the Enlightenment, the U.S. Space Program (Mercury through Apollo)
Never Paid Much Attention To: The New World
Latest Accomplishment: Launching Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, a virtual exhibition for the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
Last Book Read: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle: A Novel, by Haruki Murakami. Okay, it was Choices of One, by Timothy Zahn! Sheesh.
Currently Reading: Lock In, by John Scalzi, and The Stupidest Angel, by Christopher Moore (on audio). There is much juggling.
Musical Interests: The Pillows, D=OUT, andymori, John Hiatt, Chris Isaak, The Tossers, Enter the Haggis, Jackie Greene, Lyle Lovett, pre-1972 Rolling Stones (that is, up to and including Exile on Main Street)
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Why I do What I Do: Because whether people realize it or not, museums make a difference in people’s lives. They fascinate, educate, entertain, and inspire.
His Scotch: The Macallan, 12 years.