My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Persistence counts."
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. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My wife, who proves that persistence and determination can overcome years of illness.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, intelligence, and coping ability.
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.