My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Persistence counts."
Q. What do you regret most?
A. My vision went bad in grade school and prevented me from becoming a military aviator.
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. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I do not look like Tom Selleck or sound like Sam Elliott.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I enjoy working as a commentator on TV documentaries.