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. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. On a tropical beach (it is now a rainy December day in Boston!)
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Ourselves -- we are fond even of our faults! But if Shou-Ching had to be a thing, she would be the Himalaya mountains: they stand tall and endure.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Paul: Jesus, thank you! Can you break gluten-free bread tonight?
Shou-Ching: Madame Curie, I admire your courage and devotion to science. Do you know that exposure to radiation will kill you?
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.