My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you've collected nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.” (Prof. Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN).
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Without a doubt, my father, a World War II veteran who received the Bronze Star for heroism in combat and will be 90 in a few days-- and also President Obama.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. Probably intelligence. But I don't think people deserve credit for their intelligence-- it's their character that counts.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. My friends would say that whichever historical figure I'm currently writing about is one whose name they hear way too often! Sometimes, they feel compelled to remind me that these people are not still alive.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. People often say that they most regret the things they didn't do, not the things they did, and I think that's true for me as well. And that's all you'll get out of me!:-)