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In the Easy Chair with Bruce Flax

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AGE: 56.

OCCUPATION: Executive director of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

RESIDENCE: Mystic.

BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, raised and grew up in Framingham.

RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Settling into a new job with the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.

MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Creating a successful baseball card business at age 13.

TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Taking our youngest (and whomever else wants to go) to Disney.

I ALWAYS CARRY: My phone.

WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Stand-up comedian.

MY HEROES ARE: My father and Carl Yastrzemski.

FAVORITE AUTHORS: Shel Silverstein.

TOP THREE SONGS ON MY PLAYLIST: “Forever,” Mumford and Sons; “I, Love and You,” The Avett Brothers; and “The Boxer,” Simon & Garfunkel.

LAST THREE SONGS I ASKED ALEXA/PANDORA/SPOTIFY TO PLAY: “You and Me,” Casey Flax; “Waiting for My Real Life to Begin,” Colin Hay; and “Castle on the Hill,” Ed Sheeran.

FAVORITE THREE MOVIES OF ALL TIME: “Parenthood,” “Field of Dreams” and “Almost Famous.”

FAVORITE TV SHOWS: “Seinfeld,” “MASH,” “Hill Street Blues,” “St. Elsewhere,” “Ted Lasso,” ” Trying.”

FAVORITE RADIO STATION/SHOWS/PODCAST: Lee Elci 94.9 “News Now.”

TOP COMFORT FOOD: Homemade white bean chili.

SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I MOSTLY USE: Facebook, Instagram.

TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty, integrity, sincerity and being forthright.

PET PEEVES: Drivers who don’t let cars into traffic.

FAVORITE QUOTATION: ”It’s not the load that breaks you down, it is the way you carry it.” — Lena Horne

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Everything! I love, love, love Mystic!

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My family: my wife, Kathy, and our children, Haley, 24, Benjamin, 22, Cassandra, 20, Mae, 19, and Daimon, 12.

LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I started a baseball card business when I was 13.

BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Surround yourself with positive people.

ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: “Never burn a bridge.”

IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Press the reset button.

IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Cross country trip with the family to see all the National Parks.

I DRIVE A: White 2018 Nissan Frontier.

I WISH I DROVE A: Audi A9.

ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Carrots and hummus.

IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My father, the late Robert Flax.

— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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