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Old 11-27-2010, 10:54 PM   #11
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How about your proudest moment?
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #12
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How about your proudest moment?
Alix, that's hard to answer.

It's easy to say it's the birth of my children but it's no great accomplishment to make a baby.

The true measure is who they are as adults. I'm proud to see my two girls grown into two wonderful, intelligent, caring adults. When I look at them and see them using things I taught them, I feel pride. This is the most lasting accomplishment you can have-how your children turn out. It's something that will last for generations as they pass things along to their children.

Of course, neither has the love of food and cooking I have. That's something I won't be passing along to them.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:19 PM   #13
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Raising good contributing adults is the best accomplishment I can think of. You deserve to be proud. I think the humblest moments of my life were when my kids were born. Having new life suddenly arrive in the room is about as miraculous as it gets and, for me, evidence that there is a higher power.

Thanks for sharing about your kids Andy.
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Old 11-29-2010, 12:55 PM   #14
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...Having new life suddenly arrive in the room is about as miraculous as it gets...

It was as emotionally wrenching a moment as any in my life. There was the biggest lump in my throat.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:41 PM   #15
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If you could have lunch with someone famous, past or present, who would it be and why?
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:02 PM   #16
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Leonardo DaVinci.

The man had a genius for so many different areas of endeavor. He was an artist, inventor, scientist, developer of weapons of war...

I'd really like the opportunity to talk with him about all the ideas buzzing around in his head.
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:38 AM   #17
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What would be your top three things you would ask him?
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:45 AM   #18
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I don't see this meeting as an interview. I think I'd verbally poke around to get him talking about his works and just listen. Any questions I'd ask would be for clarification or follow-up.

I'd like to hear about his lesser known stuff. His inventions, ideas, etc. What ideas did he have for weapons, labor saving devices, flying machines. Not so interested in his painting. I don't know what he'd be able to tell me about painting the Mona Lisa.

I'd also like to hear what he had to say about the Vatican and the Church. There might be some interesting thoughts there!
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Besides death and taxes, what appears to be inevitable in your life?
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Old 11-30-2010, 04:29 PM   #20
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Besides death and taxes, what appears to be inevitable in your life?

Inevitable...

I'll never get as much as I want of some things and more than I want of others.

(I did say I was a pessimist)
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