In response to Christina's 5Q for January 2021:
This year, did you try reading a book in a genre you usually don't gravitate to? What did you think of it?
I did not… I don't read books a great deal ever since I worked in academia and did much reading for work. The books I did read were my usual non-fiction. Semi-humorous travel, biographies, social history type stuff.
Have you ever made a New Year's resolution that you stuck to? (Are you still sticking to it?)
The one thing I stuck with from last year was to give more to charity, and free software causes. I intend to stick to it this year. I'm pretty terrible at sticking to anything else.
What does "healthy" mean to you?
Free from pain, and functioning enough to get through life without constantly wishing things were better. That applies to physical and mental state.
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Probably neither? Usually get woken by the kids at 7:00am and in bed by 10-11:00pm. I don't really feel more active at one end of that day than the other either.
Will you get the COVID vaccine? Why or why not?
Absolutely. I strongly believe that everyone who can be vaccinated should be as soon as they can. Those of us for whom it's easy to arrange, and dont' have any allergy or other health concerns, must be responsible to help stop the spread of the disease to others who can't easily get the protection of a vaccine.