Arthur Salm

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Arthur Salm is a former newspaper columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune who now writes books full time.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Arthur Salm
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "It doesn't matter how long you put it off as long as you get it done on time."

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Not admitting that I have flaws.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Being exactly where I want to be, doing exactly what I want to be doing, with exactly the people I want to be with. Right now, for example, I'm perfectly happy because I'm writing something (this!), my cat is on my lap (instead of on the keyboard), and my dog is lying next to me (and not snoring). But in order to be perfectly happy in about half an hour I'll have to be eating lunch.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Does "Mexican food" count as only one thing? If not ... enchiladas.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Violin.