Here are my answers to the famous Proust Questionnaire:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?A walk in the woods along a favorite river.
What is your most marked characteristic? Offending people with the truth.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Getting through to them.
What is your greatest fear? Waking up without coffee.
What historical figure do you most identify with? Nikola Tesla.
Which living person do you most admire? Buddha.
Who are your heroes in real life? Blue collar workers.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Wait, ummm…. procrastination?
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Squeeley-ness.
What is your favorite journey? Route 66 and everything that it represents.
What do you consider your most overrated virtue? Resourcefulness.
Which word or phrases do you most overuse? “Ain’t that wild?”
What is your greatest regret? I can’t run fast enough.
What is your current state of mind? Nonconformity.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be? Their expectation for more than moderate visitations.
What is your most treasured possession? A photograph book from 1934 of a sailing trip my Uncle took with his drunken co-captains around Lake Erie.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Self-inflicted slavery and the insistence to stay that way.
Where would you like to live? In a winery on an island off the coast of Croatia.
What is your favorite occupation? Permaculture Activist, unless that’s considered a preoccupation.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Honesty, integrity, and telling a good story.
What is the quality you most like in a woman? Honesty, integrity, and making a good sandwich.
What are your favorite names? Michael, Billy, and Johnny
What is your motto? Laugh Loud, Love Strong, Speak True.