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Face Time with John Williams

Published: Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 5:30 a.m. CDT

Geneva resident John Williams, 70, was at the Batavia Public Library when he answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Chicago

Pets? A cat named Shadow

Who would play you in the movie of your life? George Clooney

First job? Delivering newspapers

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? Second baseman for the Cubs. I did not become that. I became a minister instead.

A book or movie you’d recommend? “The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo and the new movie, “Les Miserables”

Favorite charity? Children International. My daughter and I have supported a girl in Ecuador for 10 years.

Do you speak another language? French

Hobbies? Golf

Favorite local restaurant? East China Inn in Batavia

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I used to drink in a bar, which was described as a saloon full of characters without character. And now I’ve been sober for 35 years. I am a retired minister from a church in Muskegon, Mich. I do a workshop on weekends at different churches based on the spiritual principles of the 12 steps.

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