In the Easy Chair with ... Rick Sisco

In the Easy Chair with ... Rick Sisco

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AGE: 52.

OCCUPATION: Airline pilot.

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Washington, D.C., raised and grew up in Westerly.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: My layover in New Delhi, India.

FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Boating with my daughter and friends.

PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Being a dad.

I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being a great father and a person who loved his life with love and compassion.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Flying a P-51 Mustang.

ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Nothing. I don’t like anything in my pockets.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A famous rock guitarist, of course. LOL. After vacillating through my early 20s, I eventually decided to pursue my other dream of becoming a pilot.

PERSON WHO INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My father, although I lost him when I was only 19. I knew if I could accomplish half of what he did, I would be successful.

FAVORITE AUTHOR: No favorite. I read mostly science and philosophy.

I AM READING: “Settle for More,” by Megyn Kelly.

I AM LISTENING TO: Def Leppard ... yes, I am stuck in the ’80s.

FAVORITE MOVIE OR LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Arrival.” Great plot!

FAVORITE TV SHOW: “How the Universe Works.”

FAVORITE PET: My childhood poodle, Missy.

FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Shepherd’s pie on a cold winter’s night.

AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: An hour a week.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Humility and integrity.

PET PEEVE: Rude/disrespectful people.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” — Benjamin Franklin.

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: We’ve got the best boating in the country ... and the Westerly Yacht Club.

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: Family and friends.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I’m shy.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: You can accomplish anything you put your mind to.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Live every day like it’s your last.

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Eradicate starvation, poverty, racism and war.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Mentally prepare for the tax bill.

I DRIVE A: 2014 gray Honda Accord.

I WISH I DROVE A: Mercedes.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Milk.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Albert Einstein, of course.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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