Routt County spotlight: Henry R. Savage
April 5, 2009
Henry R. Savage
Occupation: Retired scientist/engineer
Place of birth: Charlotte, N.C.
Q. When did you move to Routt County, and what brought you here?
A. Skiing the last 30 years. Then the Strings Music Festival and summer. Part-time resident the last eight years.
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Q. What’s the biggest risk you’ve taken recently?
A. Starting a swing band (Steamboat Swings) for Steamboat.
Q. Has a book ever changed your life? What was it and why?
A. The Holy Bible – rules for life and spiritual nourishment. Also, Max DePree’s books on leadership teach about values and how to be true to them.
Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
A. Listen, think, then act.
Q. What three things would you want people to know about you?
A. 1) I love my family and friends. 2) Music is very important to me (listening and playing). 3) I love to fly my plane for personal travel and compassionate volunteer work.
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Physician or engineer or musician.
Q. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and what would you talk about?
A. Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking, John MacArthur, Billy Graham – the interface of cosmology and religion.
Q. Do you collect anything?
A. Small collections of watches and fountain pens.
Q. In the Meatloaf song, “I’d do anything for love, but I won’t do that,” what is that.
A. Fake it.
Q. What was your first job?
A. Clerk in my dad’s drugstore.
Q. Who is your favorite superhero? Why?
A. Superman – so strong and good.
Q. If you could go back in time, to what event or time period would you go?
A. 1930s and ’40s for swing music.
Q. What is your favorite thing to do in Routt County?
A. Ski, bicycle, concerts, Steamboat Swings
Book: “Physics of The Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation and Time Travel” by Michio Kaku (right now)
Song: Many: “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” (old); “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (new)
Food: Stuffed pork roast
Sport to watch: Olympics
Vacation spot: Sedona, Ariz.
Recreational activity: Playing music, reading science, bicycling, skiing
Movie: “A Beautiful Mind”
Magazine: AOPA Pilot
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