From Melanie, these are the second set of her questions. I feel like I should copy Fandango’s answers because basically, they are my answers. However, I’ll try to say something original.
Okay, at least not exactly the same.
Are you a better listener or speaker?
I am probably a better speaker, but I listen. And I hear not only what someone says to me, but what they didn’t say.
You might say I hear between the lines.
If you were asked to design a warning label that would be tattooed on your skin, what would it say?
I have a tattoo. It’s a Phoenix. I got it after I survived my third near-death experience.
What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about writing. Blogging is what I’m doing this time, but I have always written, professionally and just because. Even when I was earning my living as a technical writer, I also wrote funny stuff and free-lance news pieces … and some really good letters.
Really, though I am most passionate about learning. I’m a born-again researcher. I will track an idea as far as I can until I’m satisfied that I’ve learned either 1) everything I want to know about it, or 2) I’ve learned everything there is to know about it. For now.
Whatever “it” might be. I do not understand people who lack the curiosity to discover what is going on in the world.
I suppose one of the things that upset me about younger gens is their lack of interest in concepts and ideas. Philosophy. Their minds do not seem to wander into strange and wondrous places. I hope there are some — hopefully many — who do wander because they will save us all
If you could change one thing about your world, what would it be?
No Trump presidency.
What gave you a reason to smile this past week?
I think the Red Sox have the Eastern Division in the bag. It doesn’t mean we will win the post-season games. Post-season is another season, but at least it means we’ll get to the post-season.