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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. (Plato)
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. That nobody I've studied has eaten me yet.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Yannan, the paleolithic shaman from Reindeer Moon by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Dogfood--because it's probably the only single food that could sustain a human for any period of time. Unfortunately it tastes like dogfood. Also, I'm a vegetarian, so this whole scenario isn't coming out well at all!.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, who is, to my unending delight, my best friend.