If you had to work in one type of factory for the remainder of your days but could choose what kind, what would you pick?
— A book factory.
If you could’ve lived through any war in history (without actually fighting in it), which would it be?
— The Revolutionary War.
If you could eliminate one habit you have, what would you stop doing?
— Dining out.
If you could inherit a comfortable home in any city in the world that you could use but not sell, where would you want it to be?
— Prague.
If you could go back in time, as yourself, to live for one year at any point in history, what year would you choose, and where would you go?
— I'd go back to AL, MS and FL in 1863. I'm fascinated by the effect the letter of the law has on our lives and would love to talk to them about freedom and personhood.
If you could add one sentence to the U.S. Constitution, what would it say?
— "...and this living document, standing both in and out of time, shall remain committed to engendering and maintaining a just society."
If you could’ve stopped aging at any point in your life up to the present, how old would you like to remain?
— 21, after driving up the Pacific Coast Highway.
If you could gain total memory of one year of your life so far, which year would you pick?
— From birth until my 1st birthday.
If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts, what would you like it to be?
— Music. I'd play the violin like Jascha Heifetz.
If you could be sculpted by any artist in history, who would you choose?
— Gian Lorenzo Bernini
If you could have a song written about you, what musician would you want to compose it, who would perform it, and what would it be called?
— Fury in Gray, composed by Niccolo Paganini performed by Jascha Heifetz
If you could have one current writer write your biography, who would you pick?
— Toni Morrison
If you could change one of your personality traits, what would it be?
— Rigidity.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
— The Nobel Prize in Literature
If you could say one sentence to the current pope, what would it be?
— Be good.
If you could have one person from any time in history call you for advice, and they were to listen to what you told them, who’d you want to hear from?
— My African ancestor in the States who most needed the encouragement.
If you could ask God any single question, what would it be?
— Are you lonely?
If you could be guaranteed one thing in life besides more money, what would you ask for?
— Peace.
If you could return for one year to one age in your life, knowing what you know now, to relive that year as you wish, which year would you go back to?
— 16.
If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would you want to have seen?
— The Big Bang.
If you could have any one specific power over other people, what would it be?
— Mind control.
If you had to spend one year alone in the wilderness, where would you go?
— Iceland.
If you had to choose the color that describes you most accurately, which color would it be?
— Charcoal grey.