Meet a Westsider:
Jason Stewart

Profession/Occupation... Branch Children’s Specialist at the Old Colorado City Library.

What I like most about the Westside is... the diversity on the Westside is unparalleled – and I love that.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... Change the Westside? Why, that’s tantamount to righting the Tower of Pisa or adding arms to the Venus de Milo. I’ve lived on the Westside – barring a temporary expatriation to Rockrimmon – my whole life, and I love it.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... I enjoyed the Spanish film, “Biutiful,” and the film “127 Hours” about the mountain climber Aron Ralston. Also watched “My Man Godfrey” again--that’s one of my all-time favorites.

I'd like to discover... a bottomless cup of coffee.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... a famous living person: actor Owen Wilson; a famous dead person: actor Bob Hope or writer and wit Dorothy Parker. They’re not “great thinkers” or renowned for their influence on the world, but they do for me what I try to do for others – make people laugh.

The next time I travel, I’m going... hopefully, Oregon. It’s like a second home to me – I love the mountains and forests and coast. One of my favorite memories is sitting out on the coast by a lighthouse listening to the ocean and watching the sunset.

My favorite childhood memory is... sitting under a pine tree in my parents’ backyard reading “The Hobbit.”

My favorite spring pastime is... hiking, stargazing and, like Ferdinand the Bull, admiring the flowers.

Something good I’ve read is... “I Was Told There’d Be Cake,” by Sloane Crosley. She’s an amazing essayist, whose sense, wit and humor I adore.

My pet peeve is... haughty people.

If I didn’t have to work for a year, I would... backpack the Cascades, explore the Oregon coast, get a lot of writing done, work on my zine (“BLAH!”) and just lie in a meadow.

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