Louisville Magazine

AUG 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.19 31 21 QUESTIONS Illustration by Shae Goodlett Superstitions? "I don't believe in superstitions and purposely walk under ladders and step on cracks in the sidewalk." Best book you've read over the past year? "Any of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels by Alexander McCall Smith. The series is about Mma Ramotswe, the only woman who's a detective in Botswana. I own and have read every one in the series and just last week finished the newest one." Secret talent? "Unfortunately, and my wife would tell you it's true, I have predicted numerous divorces before they happened." Least-favorite word? "Shut up. That phrase irritates me unbelievably, and I taught my children not to say it. I charge my staff one dollar if I hear them say it. We call it the Shut Up Fund." What three people (living or dead) would be on the guest list to your ideal dinner party? "Poet Kahlil Gibran, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I." What makes somebody a Louisvillian? "They understand they do not live too far north or too far south, and they appreciate diversity and tolerance." Biggest regret? "Frankly, I really don't have time to worry about regrets at my age." If you could write it yourself, what would your headstone say? "He dead." What song is stuck in your head? "'Down to the River to Pray,' by Alison Krauss." All-time-favorite album? "Bridge Over Troubled Water, by Simon & Garfunkel. I'm sensing a water themeā€¦."

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