Claire R. McDougall
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Everything at this moment is exactly as it should be
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a beach watching waves turn over into foam, listening to them break on the shore
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. These change all the time, but songs I go back to are: Wings to Fly Us Home," by Joe Henry. "Fields of Gold," by Sting, "Good Morning Babe," Obadiah Jones, "The Game is Over," John Denver, "Dreamboat," Obadiah Jones (and "Thank You For the Music," Abba
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. I admire Barack Obama - I used to think that politician and integrity didn't belong in the same sentence. In the same vein, Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, because he faces a Bannockburn of resistance from the English government over Scottish Independence and he does so with grace and good humour. Oprah Winfrey because she gives us a good model for women coming into their power, doing good with what she has earned and seeing herself within the spectrum of history.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Music. Reading. Movies. Dining out.