Essay Questions

What is your most memorable childhood experience?I went to see Ronnie James Dio in concert with my best friend and my dad. I was only ten, but I witnessed greatness that day.
What immediate family member do you closely identify with and why?I identify most with my sister. We share a healthy skepticism for institutions and authority.
What character traits do you admire in an individual?I admire energy, persistence, authenticity, and a willingness to listen to others.
What is the funniest thing ever to happen to you?When I was working for a landscaping crew, one day I got separated on a hundred-acre property. I found who I thought was the greenskeeper to receive instructions. We got talking and I shared my Marxist ideologies about how vile and selfish the property owner was for all his extravagances. Later when my crew found me, they informed me I was talking to the owner of the property who had founded a real estate company.
If time and money were not an issue, where would you travel and why?I'd like to travel through southern Asia and visit places like Tibet, Burma, the Himalayas. They seem like very spiritual and beautiful places to me.
When and if you ever have children, what would you like to pass on to them?I'd like them to be excited about life. Everyone is at some point, but I'd like them to be curious and excited for as long and persistently as possible.