This very special man is my father. I lost him December 4, 2015. He is responsible for my drive to create ridiculous voices and find the funny in everyday life. He believed in me more than I believed in myself and encouraged me to try anything I could imagine. "Someday you'll get your doctorate" he would say. By age 28, I did. His work ethic, drive, spirituality, and tough exterior was nothing compared to the size of his heart.
Thanks to the NY Times for publishing the
story I wrote about my father.
Janeane Bernstein is a writer, on-air personality, voice actress, and researcher. She earned a doctorate from Boston University and received degrees from Syracuse University. In 2011, she started "Get the Funk Out!" on KUCI 88.9 FM: UC Irvine after losing her childhood friend. She has always loved writing, learning electric guitar, and other creative pursuits that feed her soul.