Temet Nosce: Temporarily holding down this section until I write a proper bio is a slightly modified copy of an old questionnaire I filled out years ago and used on my very first blog in 1995. I hope you enjoy it (and don’t take it too seriously).

The Proust Questions

What is your most marked characteristic?


“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.”

T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

In special education, your day is punctuated with unexpected bursts of learning and unlikely successes. You must treat every one as your greatest achievement.

When and where are you the happiest?

Saturdays, easing into my morning, scrounging something to eat, spending some quality time with my son, and deciding what I will do that day.

What is your greatest regret?

Teaching my sister to make the “L” sign on her forehead.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Setting goals and achieving them. Happiness is not something discrete that you can get in isolation. It is a natural result of how you live your life.

Where would you like to live?

Anywhere where the grass is greener.

What is your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is having everyone on the Internet know my greatest fear.

What are your pet peeves?

Not owning one’s mistakes, whining, dwelling on the negative.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My computer. I’m an “old school” computer hobbyist.

What is it that you most dislike?


What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


What do you value most in your friends?

Honesty and Loyalty.

If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?

Probably a Jedi master.

How would you like to die?

Not too much, thank you.