Meet your Neighbor: David Barlow with wife Kate and 8-year-old twins Teddy and Amelia

David Barlow with wife Kate and 8-year-old twins Teddy and Amelia

What brought you to Norwich?
I grew up in Hanover. In 2007, my wife Kate and I relocated back to the area, in part to raise kids, get away from city living, and be close to family.

What’s your favorite hang out in Norwich?
Norwich Racquet Club… paddle/platform tennis

Favorite way to spend a snowy day in Norwich?
Nothing’s better than enjoying a few hours of snow-shoeing or sledding, and snowball fights with Kate, the twins, and our two black labs Carlo and Coco

What are you most looking forward to this winter?
Skiing around Vermont/ NH with the family.

What fictional place would you like to visit?
Asgard. That’d be cool. I’m still a big Marvel fan.

What skill would you like to master?
Typing. I’m still using the two-finger method.

What would be your first question after waking up from a 100-year sleep?
Did the Patriots win?

What is your idea way to spend a weekend in Norwich?
Huntley Meadows is a great venue… tennis, soccer, baseball… being outside.

What is the best way to start the day?
Coffee is the best, perhaps essential these days.

What weird food combinations do you really enjoy?
As a kid, peanut butter and salami sandwiches.

What was cool when you were younger, but not now?
8-tracks, Spam, hacky sack

What is your favorite movie from childhood?
Hard to say… this goes back to early eighties. I’d have to go with Caddyshack. It’s still a classic today.

What is your motto in life?
Work hard, play hard, be positive.

Does your life have a theme song? If so, what is it?
Cats in the Cradle always reminds me to make time for my family.

If you could save or protect one animal, plant or part of our earth, which would it be?
The Great Barrier Reef because that’s where I met my wife.

What did you want to be when you grew up?
Something in medicine like my father, but to be honest, it took me 30 years to figure that out, before I went back to school for physical therapy.