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9 December 2018
Welcome to Sunday
Stealing. This feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we
will steal all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our
promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and
intelligent questions. (Past hosts include: Our first - Judd Corizan, Mr. L,
Kwizgiver and Bud) Cheers to all of us thieves!
favorite novel and author?
A toss-up between John Steinbeck's "East of Eden" and Pat Conroy's "Prince
of Tides." The former for its wonderfully descriptive passages about an area
that I drive through frequently, the latter for the plot, which Barbra
Streisand ruined when she decided to make herself the star of the
Because of so many people with scent allergies, I do not wear a scent any
more, but when I did, I usually wore Chanel #5.
coffee or tea?
Coffee. I have never been a tea drinker. I love Peet's French
Roast, which I have been buying for about 40 years.
are you a cat or dog person?
Dog. We had a wonderfully noble cat once, but the next two and I did
not get along, so I stick with dogs.
which mythical creature would you transform into if you could?
The Loch Ness Monster, so I could find out where he goes when nobody can see
favorite time period?
There are lots of wonderful time periods that sound great in books, but
being practical, it would have to be a time period with indoor plumbing, hot
water, immunizations, and clothing that didn't take a servant to get you
into. The 50s was a nice time period for me because I was a kid and
unaware of the social injustices and only mildly aware of the Korean war.
I'd have to go back to the 50s as a kid again.
name 3 films that have changed your life and have shaped you into the
person you are today.
A Star Is Born, the movie that has been part of my life since 1954
The Blue Veil, a corny old old movie about a woman who took care of
babies all her life (I often thought of that movie in the years when we were
hosting foreign students, especially when we had to say good bye)
The Nun's Story, after which I desperately wanted to be a missionary
nun (maybe the reason I have become so enamored with
Compassion Int'l, and sponsoring
children in other countries)
diamonds or pearls?
Pearls, I think. I'd be nervous to have diamonds because of my
penchant for losing jewelry.
what’s your biggest dream?
Seeing "the big 5" live, not in zoos
Kenya or Botswana or Tanzania
favorite fictional character?
Right now I am reliving the Outlander series, so Claire and Jamie are high
on my list. I also love Myron Bolitar from the Harlan Coben books and
Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly. In classic books, I long to be Jo
March from "Little Women."
share a quote or passage that means something to you.
"Clutter and mess show us that life is being lived...Tidiness makes me think
of held breath, of suspended animation... Perfectionism is a mean, frozen
form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people
somehow forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make
messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here."
what’s your favorite plant/flower?
do you prefer the forest or the ocean? why?
I am an Aquarian, so it's not a surprise that I love the ocean. I love
the sight of it, the sound of it and the smell of it. I draw the line
at actually swimming in it, though.
what do you value most in people?
Camaraderie, loyalty, a sense of humor