Karl Gallagher (selenite) wrote,
Karl Gallagher
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Interview meme

From joyeuse13:

1. Leave a comment saying you want to be interviewed.
2. I will respond by asking you five questions.
3. You'll update your journal with my five questions and your five answers.
4. You'll include this explanation.
5. You'll ask other people five questions when they want to be interviewed.
(3 - 5 are, of course, optional)

Here are her questions to me, and my answers:

Why are you a Unitarian?

At this point I'm not one. I'd looked at UU as an option for someone who doesn't fit with the major monotheistic beliefs, but still wants a solid community to be part of. As much as I love the power of well-done pagan ritual I've never found a pagan group with a building they have sunday school classes in. So the stability of the UUs was attractive. But their ritual is so flat that it's hard to get any feeling of spirituality with them, and I've got a lot of qualms about what they'd be teaching our kids. So right now I'm looking elsewhere, and don't know whether I'll be back to the UUs.

Where does your user name come from? What do you want to be when you grow up?

Greek, meaning "of the moon." My original career goal was to be chief engineer on a lunar base (in those pre-Challenger days when that seemed likely in my lifetime). I'm still fond of the Moon as a goal for space exploration (and will out-argue anyone who'll talk up Mars instead), but it's not a personal goal any more. I'm probably about as grown-up as I'm going to get, and I want to be an engineer and father, just with a nicer project and office, and all the debts paid off so I can buy the kids more toys.

What aspirations do you have for your children?

That they be free to choose their own path. My political rants mostly revolve around potential threats to that freedom. I'm sure as they get older I'll notice all sorts of potential talents that they shouldn't let go to waste, but hopefully I'll be able to keep from annoying them too much about it. Going to MIT is definitely optional.

Giving them the freedom to pick which planet they want to live on would be good.

If you could go to any one place in the world, where would it be?

celticdragonfly has praised Caernarvon Castle to me and I'd like to see it for real.
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