Meet a Westsider:
Eric Williams

Profession/Occupation... Feldenkrais practitioner and dancer. I first learned about Feldenkrais as a dancer in New York City and found the work extremely beneficial in my recovery from a neck and shoulder injury. I’m a software test engineer for Northrop Grumman. I’m currently working on Air Force and Navy pilot training management software.

What I like most about the Westside is... A real sense of community. It’s large, but doesn’t feel large... more of a “home”-like feel for me. I go to other parts of town and it all seems so “sterile.” Over here, it’s much more established and friendly.

If I could change anything about the Westside, it would be... in my neighborhood, there are so many people who use the local park as a “dog park,” i.e., no leashes just free ranging around.

A good movie I’ve seen recently is... I really enjoyed the TV “Kings,” series, a modern retelling of the story of King David. Unfortunately, it was cancelled after one season.

I'd like to discover... more of the state. I haven’t been able to travel much since I’ve been here, due to work constraints and such. I hope things settle down soon, and my son and I can get out more.

If I could meet someone famous, I’d like to meet... Saint Paul – writer of most of the New Testament and someone whose faith should be a model to all of us going through hard times.

The next time I travel, I’m going to... Actually, I’m off to San Antonio soon for a business trip... but should have some free time to “see the sights,” with my son, during my off-hours.

My favorite childhood memory is... I remember coming home from playing outside during cold and wet winter Sundays to a warm house and the smell of my mother’s famous pork and sauerkraut dish.

My favorite fall pastime is... I’m a cold-weather person...I love COLD weather. I usually just enjoy a walk with my dog when it’s good and frigid outside.

Something good I’ve read is.. recently, the “Sword of Truth,” series by Terry Goodkind. It can be enthralling to the point where you lose track of time and end up going to bed at 3 a.m.!

My pet peeve is... People who don’t leash their dogs and refuse to pick up after them.

If I didn’t have to work for a year I would... probably die of shock. What is time off?

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