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In your opinion, what’s the closest thing to real magic?

A really good magician. Magical.

Where is the worst smelling place you’ve been?

Sulfur gases near the fumaroles of Hakone volcano, Japan.

What are some things that you’ve heard in your own life, which sounded like compliments but were actually insults?

Compliments from campmates for the latrine I dug, the sides of which crumbled, toppling several fellows into the ditch.

What incredibly common thing have you never done?

Drink tea.

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share your world Q & A

Q: Have you ever ‘dined and dashed” (i.e. eaten the meal and then run out the restaurant door without paying)?

A: Nope.

Q: Have you ever been in a car accident and either left the scene of the accident (providing it was a fender bender and not serious) or denied culpability for causing it when you did, (if it were minor or serious)?

A: Was in an “accordian” accident. Whole line of cars hit the one in front of them. I was first in the line. I braked when the car in front of me braked and I stopped in time, but the car behind me didn’t stop in time, nor did six or seven behind him. Foggy dusk with a slick road. I pulled over three lanes to the shoulder and so did the fellow behind me. All the rest pulled off on the median. The two of us exchanged info and went on our way. Later as I was officiating at a board meeting, a highway patrolman showed up to inform me I should not have left. He took my information but didn’t cite me. The board looked on.

Q: Have you ever found a wallet or purse or some money (over $20) in the street and just taken it, thinking ‘finders keepers, losers weepers?   Or would you be ‘good’ and hand it in?

A: As a lifelong jogger, I’ve found all sorts of things, including wallets with money in them, phones in the gutter, and legal documents in envelopes. Nothing beats returning something lost and refusing any reward. Great karma.

Q: What was the last thing you stole or shoplifted?   If you never ever considered doing that, tell us your secret! 

A: Nothing recently, but yes, when there was a long line and the item was trivial, into my pocket it occasionally went. 😦

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Q: If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make them?

A: We know that there are many ways to make the same mistake.

Q: How do we know that pleasure is good and pain is bad?

A: We listen to our bodies.

Q: What problem or situation did TV / movies make you think would be common, but when you grew up you found out it wasn’t?

A: After the final kiss in the show, they’ll live happily ever after.

Q: If you drive, do you speed when no one is watching?   Have you ever run a red light late at night on purpose, particularly if it doesn’t seem to change very quickly?   If you don’t drive, what minor law may you have broken?

A: With regards to driving, I tend to slow down, not speed up, in any unusal situation.

Q: What positive things are you finding to do to occupy your time right now?

A: This is the principal one.

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four questions answered

Pancakes, waffles or French Toast as your breakfast favorite? 

Perhaps because of my OCD, I will squeeze a blueberry into a roughly square shape and fit it into one of the little square holes on a waffle; then repeat for the next hole, etc. You cannot do this with a pancake or French Toast.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?

I checked ten persons who changed their names and they all became famous movie stars.

Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?

I would hate to get this answer wrong, as I have been doing well up to this point.

Is math(s) something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?

I didn’t create math. It was foisted upon me. If I don’t do it accurately I get a rap across the knuckles. That’s how things work.

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