My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Persistence counts."
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. "Tillman is really bright with a bad habit of stating unpleasant facts." --A US Navy officer, circa 1991.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. The ability to look like Tom Selleck and sound like Sam Elliott.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. "We are ruled by idiots. But you knew that." It has ended many of my emails since about 1990.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Mick in Steve Hunter's "Dead Zero." He had it all but tossed it away--a wasted life, probably the greatest tragedy of all.