My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "In essentials, unity; in other things, liberty; in all things, charity." (slightly revised from Richard Baxter)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Ourselves -- we are fond even of our faults! But if Shou-Ching had to be a thing, she would be the Himalaya mountains: they stand tall and endure.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Paul: David Copperfield. Shou-Ching: Santa Claus
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Paul: busybodies who want to organize society for their own benefit. Shou-Ching: scientific fraud and cowardice.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. In speaking, Paul: "uh," "you know"; Shou-Ching: "dumb," "ridiculous," "great," "awesome."