A Short Self-Interview

June 25, 2000

Q: Name a good book you’ve read recently. A: Stonewall by John Dwyer. Q: Name two more. A: All the Best by George Bush; The Gold of Exodus by Howard Blum.

Q: Do you read lots of books? A: I read parts of lots of books. I don’t read very many books all the way to the end.

Q: Why is that? A: It must be a character flaw. I start things and never finish them.

Q: What’s your favorite TV show? A: The Iron Chef on the Food Network, Friday and Saturday at 9:00 p.m. and Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Q: I never heard of that show before. What is it? A: It comes from Japan and is dubbed into English. Top chefs battle against each other using a theme ingredient to see who can produce the best dishes in one hour. It’s a combination of WWF meets Julia Child with a dash of Monday Night Football.

Q: You’re just making this up, aren’t you? A: No, I’m totally serious. And it’s my favorite TV show. But you have to watch it a couple of times to get the hang of it.

Q: What are your hobbies? A: Riding my bike and visiting Civil War battlefields. I try to ride my bike three or four times a week for about 11.5 miles. I like to visit the battlefields when I’m on vacation.

Q: What’s your favorite book of the Bible? A: That’s hard to answer because I change my mind. But I like Ecclesiastes because it speaks the truth about the human condition.

Q: That sounds mysterious. A: It is. I’m not sure what it means. I also like the book of Romans because it shows how the gospel is the answer to the problems raised in Ecclesiastes.

Q: Do you think the White Sox can make it to the World Series? A: Yes.

Q: What about the Cubs? A: Not this year.

Q: Anything else you want to say? A: Sure. Have a nice summer everyone.

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