The interview Nick of What You Can Get Away Wit…

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The interview

Nick of What You Can Get Away With provided me with interview questions.

Here’s how it’s done:

1. If you want to participate, leave me a comment saying “interview me.”

2. I will respond by asking you five questions – each person’s will be different.

3. You will update your journal with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

This is what Nick asked me –

1) Hollywood calls and they want to make a movie of your life. What’s on the soundtrack?

American Girl by Rick Springfield

Only the Good Die Young by Billy Joel

Stripped by Depeche Mode

Vogue by Madonna

Sabotage by the Beastie Boys

Little Red Corvette by Prince

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2

2) Who do you identify with most – Wile E. Coyote or the Road Runner?

The Road Runner

3) All the historical monuments, buildings and museums in DC are going to be demolished except one. Which one would you save?

This was by far, the most difficult question for me. My first instinct was to spare one of the monuments, The Jefferson Memorial. Then I thought of the buildings, the priceless artwork and irreplaceable volumes. What to do – save the National Cathedral but not the Folger Shakespeare Library? How does a person weigh the value of Ginevra de Benci in the National Gallery of Art with the documents stored in National Archives or Library of Congress?

In the end, I decided to save the U.S. Capitol Building. To this day, I stand in awe of the structure. I always cringe through the brief scene in Independence Day when the Capitol columns burst into tiny fragments.

I would rescue the Capitol Building with all of its history, artwork, documents, and magnificent architecture. It stands as the memorial to the ideal of government by the people for the people.

4) You can go to any place on Earth at any time in history for two weeks. Where and when do you go to?

I would travel to Florence, Italy, in 1492 and meet with Lorenzo de Medici before his death. Then I’d use the opportunity to solicit a dinner invitation from Leonardo da Vinci and laugh with the humanists over Christopher Columbus’ foolish quest to cross the Atlantic.

5) What’s the one question you wish science was able to answer definitively that it can’t already?

Where does time come from?


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