(Disclaimer: Since I lack "credentials" for both the IMDb and the dreaded Wikipedia, this is third-person biography. Please don't mistake me for being either an egotist...or some professional athlete)
"The only reason I'm an unknown is because no one knows who I am." - James Alex Gerard
Founder of a philanthropic movement:
CHUCKLE: Comedic Humans United Compassionately Keeping Laughter Eternal
-- James Alex Gerard
(Born 1962); James Alex Gerard has spent an entire lifetime creating and writing. He's a transplanted Yankee since the early 1980s. He's been around, he states, grasping and applying various cultural differences in his material.
He worked roughly 25 years in corporate/professional America, honing his overall skills (B.A., 1989). That includes stints in print journalism - earning several Associated-Press Awards - magazine journalism, nationally circulated advertising/promotions writing, public-relations (including extensive speech writing), and biotechnical/clinical research documentation. He abandoned graphic arts (which he did for years, including a gig in pre-press at a prominent service bureau) to focus fully on creating and writing. Gerard also earned AP awards for photojournalism (news and sports). He covered a varied array of assignments. He's known and worked with a varied group of people along the way, adding to his versatility.
He became disabled after a traumatic condition cost him his lower-left leg in 2008. Now, he works full time thinking and writing from his humble home. He does not have or watch television anymore, relying exclusively on various genres of talk radio. Gerard believes such lack of visualizations allows him to think further and deeper. It's made him a much better creator. When he needs a laugh, he creates it. And he wants to bring that to others. He spent a lifetime witnessing entertainment, and he's aware of what it will take to get himself to that level.
He's among those people that like a simple existence. He's not much into publicity or seeking fame. He says he thinks further and deeper that way. And asks that others please don't let his remote location deter you from working with him. He can get a lot done from his home and on his own. He notes there's many ways of communicating these days, so getting input back-and-forth between parties is not much of an obstacle as it once was. He does relate that he -- of course -- needs to make a decent living. And he stresses that he rejects greed as such.
After enduring many trying times in both his personal and professional life, he states he's found his life's calling. Finally. And that's comedic writing. In addition ot comedic endeavors, he also develops varied concepts/writings, including action-drama, romantic-drama, and science fiction.
"Nothing is more powerful than the human mind. If we allow it. And nothing is brighter in the world than good, middle of the road insightful humor." - James Alex Gerard
"My comedic writing is just like some Hollywood Special Effect. But without being Special. Or having any Effect."
"My place is just like Jurassic Park. Things are sure Jurassic around here. I just don't have the Park."
"Why should I read a novel titled "The Heart Of Darkness?" I have to face it every day. It's called my bathroom sink."
"I started at the bottom. And went down from there."
"Then, I started at the bottom again. And stayed there."
Fancy for and ability to spot, create relevant acronyms in English words
Perception of the comedic extraordinary in the ordinary (i.e.: Don't think about it too much, many people overlook the simplest things because they're been conditioned that way).
Talk-radio addict (news, alternative, sports)
Sustained a lower-left leg amputation in 2008 after arterial damage resulting from years of contact sports. Now uses a wheelchair, still lacking a prosthesis.
Interest in paranormal phenomenon; skeptical of most claiming to have psychic abilities who profit from it.
Claims to have some clairvoyant abilities, visions and precognitive-dream states.
Interested in crypto zoology subjects; mainly Bigfoot/Sasquatch research.
Believer in the existence of advanced, extraterrestrial life..
Was a heavy-metal music and rock-and-roll drummer in the 1980s.
Enjoys listening to Eastern-European music.
Dabbled in Apple Macintosh-computer programming and software development in the late 1990s.
Aspired to be a herpetologist (reptile scientist) in the mid/late1970s, mainly studying snakes (boas and pythons) and crocodilians (alligators and crocodiles). Gave up that path because of poor math and chemistry grading prerequisites.
Throughout his education, excelled at writing and history subjects.
Involved in amateur boxing in the early 1990s.
Had some success as a tournament table-tennis player from 1980-81.
Did some limited print-advertisement modeling in the mid-1990s.
One marriage: 1993-2002 (Divorced); single since then. No "significant other" currently. No children, just one cat (the 18-a-half-year-old female cat passed awy in Sept. 2010).
Like living simply and humbly to enhance creative and spiritual depth.
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