Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Kenju's Interview and "Me, a thinking blogger?"
Photo by Sage, taken near Bodie, CA, 1989.
I’ve been overwhelmed in the past 24 hours. First of all, Kenju took me seriously and “interviewed” me. I will fulfill that obligation. Then, Gautami nominated me as a “thinking blog.” I’ve been scratching my head ever since… Seriously, I was humbled.
Then I read the comments in Gautami's blog where I discovered that a certain “regular” to my blog (Murf) had already made her smart remarks on Gautami’s blog, tempering any pride that I might have enjoyed for a few moments. I’m suppose to nominate 5 other thinking blogs, but I’m going to have to think about that (besides, I only read blogs that make me think, so you’re all thinking blogs.)
Here’s my interview:
Kenju: What one thing would you do differently in your life, if you had the opportunity to do it over?
Sage: I would have studied more in high school and would have gone to my first choice among colleges rather than deciding at the last minute to attend a different school to be closer to a girlfriend.
Kenju: What type of music would you write, if you could compose?
Sage: I’d love to be able to write piano solos like Keith Jarrett or George Winston
Kenju: “If money were no object, what would be the first thing you would buy?”
Sage: “A ‘Sage’ fly rod, of course,”
Kenju: What experience in your life has enriched you the most?
Sage: "This is a hard one. Religious experiences aside, I'd say hiking the Appalachian Trail. On my first hike on the trail, I met some through-hikers and came up with a little ditty, “Georgia to Maine, you must be insane.” Four years later, I was completing the trail."
Kenju: "If you were able to have dinner with any two people in the world, who would you choose and what would you ask them?"
Sage: " George Bush (Sr, not W) and Bill Clinton—I’d first ask what books they are reading, then I’d ask how we can restore bi-partisan respect in Washington. Finally, after a few drinks, I'd ask if there is any truth that they're having an affair."
Please let me know if you’d like to be interviewed by me. If so, I’ll give you five questions (I get to pick the questions). You will then update your weblog with your answers to the questions and include this explanation. You must also be willing to interview someone else. When others ask (or joke about) being interviewed, you get to ask five questions and the pyramid will continue to be built.