Producing With Chris
Featuring Christopher John Knowles Martin
Public Servant of Entertainment, Misguided Philosopher, Mostly A Dad
January 21, 2014
CBC Edmonton Studios
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Here’s what Chris has to say:
Forty-eight years into it and I have only just begun to understand how to handle the clumsy struggles of life with grace, and the libellous world of relationships with diplomacy.
On his 16th birthday Chris took, and passed, the test to obtain a solo private pilot license. Shortly after his 17th birthday he got the full license. He didn’t get a driver’s license until he was 18. So basically, he had to ride his bike (or get a lift from his father) to go to the airport to fly planes.
If he had written 100 words a day, every day, since the day he thought it might be cool to be a writer, he’d have written about 10 books by now. He’s thinking of starting to do that now, “but advice is always easier to give than take.”
When he was 12 years old he used to ride his bicycle over the Rainbow Bridge from Niagara Falls, ON to Niagara Falls, NY to get ice cream because Canada didn’t have Haagen Dazs yet. At the time it cost ten cents to get across the bridge.