Gil Schmidt| Key Contributor & Writer
Favorite Super Hero
Not because he’s rich and a handsome playboy (I can pull that off…okay, maybe), but because he’s about as singularly obsessed with his interests as anyone in fiction. Think Ahab with a gadget belt…and several hundred (armed) whales to hunt. But beyond my huge interest in Batman, when I was a kid I wanted to be either Flash (super-speed!) or Green Lantern (will-powered ring.)
Super Hero Weakness
My inability or unwillingness to properly manage anger–my favorite tool and weapon–has cost me so much, from childhood activities to adult relationships. A badly-wielded tool or weapon is a recipe for errors leading to disaster.
“We will find a way or make one.” Attributed to Hannibal, Rome’s Carthaginian nightmare, when asked about crossing the Alps to directly invade the Roman empire. I’ve worked as a freelance all my life: I’ve lived finding a way or making one every day.
Gil was born in Puerto Rico before he could locate a good 2-bedroom oceanside apartment. Then he had a son. Between those two events he did many things, most of which are still being commented by friends, relatives, onlookers and the odd civil service worker.
Blogs as The Jenius and has become a full-time writer after 20+ years of business development (one of the things that happened between the two births noted above.) He has yet to find the perfect 2-bedroom oceanside apartment, though he lives in Cabo Rojo, and his marvelous wife helps him search.