1. Where were you born?
Spang in the middle of another century.
2. Where are you living now?
In the preface of another one.
3. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
I am afraid of crayons. Boneless crayons were invented when I grew up but I still distrust them. I like brown though.
4. Last movie you watched?
Norma and I watched "The Hobbit". I liked it; she didn't. It had too many explosions. She's right. I remember a cartoon version where Richard Boone voiced Smaug, the dragon. I hope they have somebody half as good at sarcastic articulation, maybe Tom Selleck, voice him this time.
5. What book are you reading now?
I'm almost done with "Garment Of Shadows" by Laurie R. King, a very good writer.
6. The power goes out. It will be out for several hours. What do you do with yourself?
I try to rescue all the Guinness Extra Stout from going warm in the fridge by drinking it.
7. What are you listening to right now?
This, of course:
8. Greatest struggle as a writer?
Spelling. But I'm not a writer. I consider myself a gardener.
9. What is one book you think everyone should read?
Charles Dickens' "David Copperfield". You'll find everybody you've ever known in there.
10. If you could be one of the Greek gods, who would you be and why?
Eros, son of Chaos, associated with the rose (and composed of the same four letters). I like roses except where they interfere with fence repairs. Same with eros.
11. Weirdest thing you've ever been told by a fortune cookie?
Never been told anything by a fortune cookie. Don't like them. Taste papery inside.
MY ELEVEN QUESTIONS:
1. How can we know where uncertainty begins?
2. For 5 billion years there has been life on earth. A few generations survive. Is this a progress we don't see, or just a staggering mortality rate?
3. If you are caught stealing checkered slacks, is it best to plead the 1970s or insanity?
4.Is there a version of us that notices our bodies about as much as our bodies notice their shadows?
5.If you built a model of the 30 billion-year-old universe at HO scale (like hobby trains) you'd have to build you building it 29.7 billion years ago. How would you fill in the gap?
6. Does Time take as long on an instant as it does to play itself out?
7. If a billion people say a stupid thing, is it still stupid or just a really amazing coincidence?
8. If alphabetizing streets is useful in one direction, wouldn't it be twice as useful in two directions?
9. Is it narcissistic to skip a party just because you won't be there?
10. Since unselfish love requires a self, does it exist in violation of its only condition?
11. Can a search for infinity be conclusive?
Now that I've read over my questions, and cannot answer them, I have decided not to inflict them on anybody in particular but will field them on a volunteer basis. Speaking of field, I must go outdoors now. I got fences.