My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "In essentials, unity; in other things, liberty; in all things, charity." (slightly revised from Richard Baxter)
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Paul: busybodies who want to organize society for their own benefit. Shou-Ching: scientific fraud and cowardice.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. Paul: St. Thomas the apostle. Shou-Ching: Madame Curie.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Paul: reading. Shou-Ching: interior and landscape/garden design.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. Paul: Too stubborn. Shou-Ching: Too anxious.