Rory, over at Earthly Comforts, has posed a number of intriguing questions this morning. Let’s see if I can come up with some equally intriguing answers.
How do you see music or do you simply hear it?
If you do see it – what do you see and if you hear it how do you hear it ? What does music conjure up for you when you listen?
I dont “see” music per se. But because the music I prefer to listen to is mostly classic rock, when I hear a song, it often triggers memories and I can sometimes visualize in my mind the memories those songs conjure up. How do I hear music? Through my ears, and at my age, it is often amplified through either my Apple air pods or my hearing aids.
On a scale of 1 – 7 with 7 being the highest how do you rate your country’s current government’s effectiveness?
These days, with the partisan divide and political gridlock, a 2 is being generous.
Why do some crimes go unsolved and what do you think is the hardest crime to get away with?
Incompetent investigations, no eyewitnesses, no DNA. I think the hardest crime to get away with is murder because so much attention goes to it. Still, only around 60% of murders and 53% of assaults in the U.S. ever get solved.
How would you describe the color teal to someone who wasn’t familiar with the color?
It’s a light bluish green.
Are you able to list five ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing?
- Stop watching so much political news
- Stop reading so much political news
- Stop listening to so much political news
- Eat a cannabis-infused marshmallow
- Lie down, close my eyes, and listen to classic rock music
How would you describe your house/property and do you like it or not?
Comfortable, serene, and yes, I like it.
Is popularity important to you and if so why?
Not really. I am more focused on doing things to please myself (and my immediate family) than I am on doing things to please others in order to be “popular.”
If fear wasn’t an issue for you, what adventure would you take?
I’ve reached the age where I’m not really seeking many new adventures.
How many Bond movies have you seen and what are your top five favorites?
I’ve probably seen a dozen or so over the years. Sean Connery was my favorite James Bond and he was in a total of six Bond films. Choose any five of those six and they’ll be my favorites.
What is the most reckless thing you have ever done?
I didn’t think it was reckless at the time, but as I reflect back on it, taking a cross-country motorcycle/camping trip with my girlfriend (and future wife) on a relatively small motorcycle (Kawasaki KZ400), which is in no way a touring bike, was probably reckless.
What really freaks you out and why?
The thought that we are standing at the precipice of the fall of democracy in America.