In the Easy Chair with Mike Merner

In the Easy Chair with Mike Merner



AGE: 69 on Aug. 2.

OCCUPATION: Retired farmer.

RESIDENCE: Earth Care Farm, Charlestown.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Kinnelon, N.J.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Trying to understand consciousness.

I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: Meditating, gardening, walking and fishing.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: My children, Jill, Patrick and Jayne, and grandkids Kayleigh, Caitlyn and Cooper.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Caring for our soil and our earth. 

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Fishing.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Enough money and a penknife. 

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Working outside and happy.

PERSON WHO HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My wife, Betty.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: Ernest Holmes.

BOOKS ON MY NIGHTSTAND: “Guiding Yourself Into a Spiritual Reality,” by Tolly Burkan, “The Findhorn Garden,” by The Findhorn Community and “The Larger Life.”

I AM LISTENING TO:My inner voice.

FAVORITE MOVIE: “Being There.”

LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Loving Vincent.”

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “CBS Sunday Morning.”

FAVORITE SONG: “Imagine.”

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Prime ribs.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: The Earth Care Farm website.

TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: Kindness.

PET PEEVE:Petty Politics.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “There is no such thing as waste in nature.”

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: It’s heaven on earth.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Love.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I think society is run by false beliefs.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Trust yourself.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Follow your intuition and your heart.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Eliminate borders and establish one global government based on love and freedom.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Pay off any debts incurred by my family members.

I DRIVE A: 1994 dark maroon Oldsmobile.

I WISH I DROVE A:  Same.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Cold beer.

IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE:A group of frinds from my college years.

Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

 

 


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