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Meet This Fellow: Ric Roane

1. What's your favorite activity to do when you're not working? 

Travelling the world is one of my favorite things to do when I am not at work, whether a domestic trip to visit my mother or 5 brothers and sisters who are spread all over the country, or further afield.  My husband Leandro is an attorney from Argentina where his large family still lives in a northern province.  We go to Argentina two or three times each year, plus a “big” trip each year to Europe or Asia.  There is a lot of this world that we want to visit. A close second favorite pastime is my passion for cooking for family and friends.

 

2. If you were an animal, which would you be and why?

I would be a raptor, perhaps an eagle or a hawk.  I like the idea of having a clear view of the world around me, seeing a great distance and with broad perspective.  Good vision helps one to be prepared for anything that may come.  And when I dream, I am often flying.  I suppose I would have to get used to the live animals that I would swoop down on and devour!

 

3. What's your favorite aspect of being a matrimonial lawyer?

My favorite aspect of practicing matrimonial law is the unique ability to help people during one of the most difficult times of their lives.  Personally, I am super organized and like neatness and order.  The issue our clients bring us are like a miasma, a tangled mess of problems, and I love bringing resolution and order to the discord.  And the few times that our clients express appreciation and gratitude for our work really makes my day.

 

4. If you could have dinner with three celebrities, alive or dead, who would they be and why? 

I would love to have dinner with Walt Whitman, Aaron Copeland and Julia Child.  Whitman’s poetry, particularly “Leaves of Grass” has been a constant companion of mine over the years.  The American music composer Aaron Copeland created such beautiful works such as “Appalachian Spring”, “Billy the Kid” and “Fanfare for the Common Man”, and lived an incredibly long and productive life as an unapologetic, successful gay man and as such has been a role model for me.  And Julia Child’s humor, talent and prolific work with her cookbooks and cooking shows really forged my interest in cooking and entertaining family and friends.  At this fantasy dinner, I would love it if Julia and I prepared the meal together.  Now that is a dream to me.

 

5. What was the last thing you watched on TV and why did you choose to watch it?

“Fat, Salt, Acid, Heat” a new (for me) cooking and travel show by cookbook author Samin Nosrat, an Iranian American woman who is funny, smart, and travels the world sharing her love of food, culture, lore, science and flavor with her audience.  She tastes everything, makes funny faces and noises and lives life with gusto as she seeks out recipes, cooks, and that elusive sauce or oil or spice.

 

6. What’s your favorite fall activity?

During the autumn, I love taking a “color tour”, which is simply taking a leisure drive around the state to view and marvel at the incredible fall colors that punctuate the landscape in the incredible state of Michigan.  The reds pop, the oranges and yellows scream out against the dark green pines and firs, announcing the end of summer and warming us up for winter just around the corner.

 

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