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On Sat, 04 Jul 2009 18:39:26 UTC Blademan (60) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
the pain to my wife from my cancer
Where would you like to live?
New York
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Being with my wife viewing the high Rockies
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
youthful lust
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
anyone in an O'Neill or Williams play
Who are your favorite characters in history?
Claudius, Diogenes the Cynic, Epicurius, Mark Twain, George Washington
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
Barbara Tuchman, Marie Currie, Florence Nightengale, Catherine the Great
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
Blanche DuBois
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
John Coltrane
The quality you most admire in a man?
controlled strength
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Your favorite virtue?
Your favorite occupation?
Who would you have liked to be?
More productive
Your most marked characteristic?
wide field of interests
What do you most value in your friends?
What is your principle defect?
low energy
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
cancer coming back after cure
What would you like to be?
more understanding, more patient with human behavior
What is your favorite color?
earth tones
What is your favorite flower?
What is your favorite bird?
Who are your favorite prose writers?
Mishima, Twain
Who are your favorite poets?
Lorca, Pope, Kooser
Who are your heroes in real life?
Ted Kooser, my wife, the unsung people who show selfless courage
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
Catherine the Great, Barbara Jordan
What are your favorite names?
none come to mind
What is it you most dislike?
intentional cruelty
What historical figures do you most despise?
Mao, Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, Vlad the Impaler, Tamerlane
What event in military history do you most admire?
WW Two invasion of Italy
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Accurate perception
How would you like to die?
Very old, very peaceful, very quick
What is your present state of mind?
a vague sense of unease
What is your motto?
Wait and See

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