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Secret Life Snap Shot #17

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Behind this family photo are Secret Lifer Judy Lee’s memories of playful battles with her brother Jerome. That’s Judy in the yellow dress. Here’s Judy’s story:

“This is a family photo from when I was in preschool. Those are my parents, Paul and May, and my older brother, Jerome.

“I spent a lot of time with my older brother. He was the coolest person in the world. I remember during the summers when my parents weren’t home, we would turn our living room into a battlefield. The sofa and coffee table would get flipped over, and cushions would become our shields as we launched tightly folded paper darts from rubber bands (like a homemade slingshot). We would battle for hours until we ran out of ammunition. You always hoped that the other person would be out as well, ‘cause the only way to get more was to go into no man’s land to pick up the paper darts. That meant you were completely exposed to taking more hits! I remember once where he popped out wearing a snorkel mask and had two sofa cushions tied around him. I laughed so hard I wasn’t able to shoot him.”

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”