“I may live in sin, but I will never live in servitude.”

– August Donnelly

“It seems that hope is suitable for people with an absence of ability, and an abundance of patience.”

– August Donnelly

“I'm not a visual artist at all. My drawings look like shit, but I know a blind man would be happy to see them.”

– August Donnelly

“Life is the strangest experience I've ever had.”

– August Donnelly

“Time is the most precious thing we have. Once it's gone, you can't buy it back.”

– August Donnelly


(Interview Taken from January 2010 Issue of Play Magazine)

Play: What is Your Nationality?

August: I Am a Proud Canadian!

Play: Where Do You Call Home?

August: Although I Have Lived in Several Places, Beautiful London, Ontario Will Always Be My Home.

Play: What is Your Astrological Sign?

August: I'm a Prototypical Virgo, Through and Through. (Laughs)

Play: How Tall Are You?

August: I Stand Exactly 6'0". Not an Inch Shorter or Taller.

Play: We Know You Enjoy Playing Sports and Weightlifting - What Do You Weigh?

August: My Weight Varies, But I Am Usually in the Range of 215 to 220 lbs.

Play: What Do You Think is the Most You Have Ever Weighed?

August: (Laughs) Too Much! According to My Doctor I Tipped the Scales at 235 lbs. After Christmas Last Year. Apparently I'd Had Too Much Food and/or Beer...

Play: Back to Sports - Who is/are Your Favorite Sports Team(s)?

August: That's a Joke, Right? (Laughs) Ask Anyone Who Knows Me: Since Birth it's Been the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox All the Way!

Play: What is Your Worst Habit?

August: Oh...It's Bad. It's a Borderline Sin Nowadays. I Admit, Though I Very Rarely Do Indulge, that I Do Enjoy a Cigarette Now and Then.

Play: Chocolate or Vanilla?

August: Devon Custard.

Play: David Letterman or Jay Leno?

August: Letterman Hands Down. I Still Remember Being About 4 Years Old, Sitting on My Dad's Knee Watching Late Night After 11 PM Because I Refused to Go to Bed.

Play: What is Your Favorite Beverage or Drink?

August: Hmmm...Can I Give You My Top 3? Chocolate Milk, Vitamin Water...and Beer!

Play: What Are You Most Proud Of?

August: I Would Have to Say Having Some of the Best Family and Friends a Person Could Wish to Have. Cheesy, I Know, But True.

Play: What Are You Most Ashamed Of?

August: To Be Honest, I Don't Really Carry Much Guilt or Shame with Me. I Have Made Some Grave Errors in Judgment and Poor Choices, Sure, But Who Hasn't? Would I Change a Few Things? Of Course. Hindsight is 20/20 After All. But Shame? I Have Nothing to Be Ashamed of.

Play: What Are You Most Afraid Of?

August: Death. Not Because I Necessarily Think it Will Be Painful or Malevolent Per Se, But Because it's a Fear of the Unknown. I Love Life and its Experiences Far Too Much to Trade Them for What May, or More Importantly, May Not Lie Behind Door Number 2...

Play: Do You Have Any Hobbies?

August: Yes. One-Card Monte. I've Become Quite Proficient at it Too...(Laughs) Seriously Though, I Tend to Read a Fair Bit and, Nerdy as it May Be, I've Collected Vintage Sports Memorabilia for a Long, Long Time.

Play: What Book Are You Reading Right Now?

August: Oh...I'm Sorry. Is that Rude of Me? I Can Put the Book Down Until You're Done with the Interview...(Laughs) Well, Right Now I'm Not Reading Anything Because You Keep Interrupting, But at Home I'm Re-Reading Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. It's a Great Deal to Absorb the First Time Through. After that, I Plan on Reading Keith Richards' Autobiography Life.

Play: What is or Was Your Most Prized Possession?

August: Aside From My Health, this May Sound Odd Given All I Could Choose From Over the Years, But I Would Have to Say the Autographed Photo that Wendy Richard Took the Time to Send Me Shortly Before She Passed Away. She Was a Truly Beautiful, Talented and Thoughtful Lady in Her Time, and the World is a Lesser Place Without Her.

Play: What Would You Most Like to Be Remembered for?

August: I Would Have to Say for Being Fiercely Loyal to My Family and Friends, and for Having a Good Sense of Humor, with the Ability to Look for the Ridiculous in All Things, and Find it.

Play: In Your Opinion, Who Said it Best?

August: Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Said: “Great Minds Discuss Ideas; Average Minds Discuss Events; Small Minds Discuss People.”

Play: If You Could Be Granted One Wish Right Now, What Would it Be?

August: A Five Minute Break? I'm Dying for a Pee...

Aside from His Own Publications, August Donnelly is Also a Regular Contributor to Many Online Editorials, Reader Polls and Sources Such as The Sports Network,

Canada’s Principal Sports Television Channel and Website. His Popularity in Such Ventures Has Him Recognized as a Credible Authority on a Broad Array of Subject Matter.

© August Donnelly & Son of the South Productions