Murray Siegel Maricopa
Murray Siegel [File]

Murray Siegel has been a resident of Maricopa since 2007. He writes about education for InMaricopa.

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Maricopan since: 2007
Occupation: Retired teacher; writer
Family: Wife Sharon, 2 adult sons, 2 adult grandsons
Pets: None
Cars: Toyota and Hyundai
Hobbies: Reading history, observing politics
Pet peeve: Ignorance disguised by arrogance
Dream vacation: Maui
Like most about Maricopa: Interesting people
Like least about Maricopa: Lack of shopping

Favorite …

Charity: My alma mater, NYU

Book: Anything by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Movie: “Dances With Wolves” and “Last of the Mohicans”

Actor: Errol Flynn

Song: “Come Go With Me”

Musician: Sade

Team: U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

Athlete: Bo Jackson

Food: Pizza

Drink: Fruit juice

Meal: Meat loaf at Mimi’s

Restaurant: Nathan’s

Getaway: Las Vegas


Quote: “To thine own self be true.”

Words to live by: “Ignorance is not bliss, it is ignorance.”

Joke: Many politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Anything else we should know? Extensive education is the answer to many of our problems – income inequality, racism, poverty and immigration.