Biographical Sketch for Paul Bady (Badu) class of 1962
My journey through life
after high school includes being a hippie in the 60's, taking a shot at
being a movie producer (The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers in Gone With
The Weed) in the 70's, committing my life to God in the 80's,
discovering the true meaning of Jesus' sacrifice and God's grace in the
90's, and making a mid-life career change from marketing, advertising,
and sales (I had started editing and publishing a local monthly Business
Journal in 1996) to the alcohol and drug treatment field in 2003.
After living continuously in
northern California since 1975, where I most recently worked as a
certified substance abuse counselor, in 2008 I relocated to my ancestral
home on Acre Lane in Hicksville to assist my parents, both of whom have
since passed away (mom in 10/08 and dad in 4/09). My plan now is to take
care of the "estate" and return home to California to be near
my family and go back to school.
Currently, I am single
(divorced from my second wife in 1999). I have four children, the oldest
was born in 1968 and the youngest in 1984, all of whom are married. I
have seven grandchildren.
I enjoy making music (I play
guitar and sing) and watching movies. One of these days, I hope to
continue working on a recovery-related sci-fi novel that I began writing
several years ago.