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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Let me be worthy of my horses.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Becky Sharpe, in Thackeray's Vanity Fair.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "Tempted and Tried," Dolly Parton. "Bergamasca" from Respighi's Ancient Airs. "Cecilia," Simon and Garfunkel. "String of Pearls," Glenn Miller. "Ashoken Farewell," traditional.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Well, my kids haven't gotten into any really bad trouble yet.
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Teaching! It's not a fantasy, but I came to it very late. It looked pretty terrible from the outside, like nothing a sane person would want to do. (Actually, sometimes it looks like that from the inside too.) (But not often.) To be the conduit into the big Ongoing Conversation for somebody who's struggling to find a place in the world--it's a high like no other.