Carole Nelson Douglas
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying, to paraphrase Bob Dylan
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Women who broke social barriers, Florence Nightingale, Louisa May Alcott, Annie Oakley, Rosie the Riveter, and Barbara Walters (who IS the history of media women).
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I'm always editing out "evens."
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Queen Elizabeth I, and I'd ask her who wrote Shakespeare's plays. She didn't miss a thing.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. As a child, I wanted to be film costumer Edith Head. Now I'd settle for ballroom dancer and just wear the glamorous costumes.