5 Things I Have To Have Now

Michael D. Golden

January 13, 2008|By [STEPHANIE SHAPIRO]

MICHAEL D. GOLDEN, managing director of communications for Maryland Public Television, lives in Millersville with his wife, Lisa, and three children. The 52-year-old Glen Burnie native also has a son in Texas.

1

A reservation with ZERO-G, which conducts weightless flights on its Boeing 727-200

"Since it doesn't appear that I'll be chosen soon for any of the remaining space shuttle missions, this is about as close as I'll get to experiencing weightlessness. What a rush!"

2

A pilot's license

"I want to be able to experience the exhilaration of flight anytime I choose. Flying above it all provides a healthy perspective: problems below seem so small and insignificant."

3

A trip with the family to Ireland to continue my research into the Golden ancestry

"Yes, Golden is Irish. All I know is my great-great-grandfather, James Golden, arrived from Ireland in the 1850s, but before that?"

4

Digital transfers of all of the old family 8mm home movies to DVD

"This is the best way to enhance and restore these old family memories for future generations of Goldens to come."

5

The complete 21-disc box set of Laurel & Hardy films on DVD

"Unfortunately, they're only available in the European format, which isn't compatible with U.S. equipment. I want my kids to experience their comedic genius like I did when I was their age, back when TV used to show these films on Sunday afternoons in glorious black and white."

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