Q: Last week, Sparks asked a question about favorite beverages and the overwhelming favorite was coffee. If you drink coffee, how do you like it best? Hot, cold, iced, with cream, with sugar or black as black?
A: Black, strong, and bitter except on the very rare occasions I decide to spring for a cappuccino or Chai tea latte instead.
Q: In your opinion, what’s the greatest invention of our age?
A: It’s a toss-up between commercial/residential/automobile air conditioning and the microchip. Bonus answer: The best invention that hasn’t been invented yet is the one that’ll get us to spend less time screaming at each other online and more time connecting face-to-face and person-to-person with the shared goal of making life better for those who are less fortunate.
Q: Global warming? Reality or myth?
A: A.k.a. climate change. Absolute, utterly undeniable reality. I’m not qualified to speculate about to what extent human activity has contributed to it, but clearly it’s more than not at all. And I’m inclined to believe that anyone of my own or a similar age who has witnessed or experienced the changes in regional weather patterns over the past 40 years yet chooses to deny its reality is doing so out of either willful ignorance or purely political motivation.
Q: Are you an explorer or more a home body?
A: I have a complicated answer to that seemingly simple question. I’m an explorer at heart but too often a homebody due to circumstances. I do, however, have an active inner life, so you could say I’m a frequent self-explorer.
Q: What were you grateful for this week?
A: My parents and weekend dinners at their house. It was the only time in the past two weeks that my little family was able to sit down & enjoy meals together.
What were y’all grateful for in the past week?