Meet your neighbor: Rick Sanger, 43, Grass Valley |

Meet your neighbor: Rick Sanger, 43, Grass Valley

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How long I’ve lived in Nevada County: Five years.

Why I like living here: Never more than 30 seconds from a ponderosa pine.

What I do in my spare time: Don’t seem to have spare time.

My family: Too many to list here.

Best friend: Dianna Winslow

Favorite food: Hot, spicy eggplant (at Wonderful III).

Pets: Lacy, Lucy and No-Good-Boyo (all cats).

Job: Trying out new jobs.

What I like about my job: Always different.

What I would change about my job: More dependable paycheck.

The best job I ever had: Back country ranger in Kings Canyon National Park.

If I won a million: Buy a BMWZ3

My favorite vacation: Seven weeks in Saline Valley.

My dream vacation: Seven weeks in Saline Valley.

My greatest accomplishment: Sudden, unexpected connection.

If I could relive my life, I would: Yes, I probably would.

What I’d change about the world: Create lasting protection for certain areas of the planet from silly and naive humans.

The most important lessons I’ve learned: Ultimately, there is nothing that needs to be done.

The people who have made the biggest difference in my life: My parents. Henry Ford…

My hero: Gary Betts. No, you don’t know him.

The best book I’ve read recently: “Sometimes a Great Notion.”

My personal theme song: “Miles From Nowhere,” by Cat Stevens.

Favorite TV Show: “MASH.”

A movie I’d recommend: “Groundhog Day,” self-improvement through small step.

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