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Answers for the_iscariot from the question 'meme' - always a favourite.  
20:22:00, August 27th, 2007
John Henry Holliday, DDS
More coming after vacation.

1. You used a quote for mine then, so I'll return one: Hemingway once said that we are all a Lost Generation, broken and lost by something that was suppose to change the world? What broke yours?

We lost the war. Everything I knew was lost and with it went the more personal things - my family, home, health and hope. With that loss and the privations and vengeance visited upon us came the knowledge that all the courage, knowledge, skill, confidence, fortitude and ingenuity in the world had only resulted in the deaths of most of our men and surely the best of them.

2. Do you lend yourself to regret or might have beens,and if you do, what if anything could you regret?

I do not believe in regret. One cannot undo what has been done. It is not that one does not err, but that after the fact all one can do is one's utmost to ensure the same error never occurs again. But one may mourn and one may dream of what could have been.

3. Would you rather be enlightened and miserable or ignorant and happy?

There is a certain pride in sacrifice, suffering and banishment for truth and principle. It is freeing to stand guiltless in a muddier world. With blood on one's head and pain running from one's eyes from cause, one has paid and so deserves any good and does not deserve any wrong. To be happy and ignorant is to be only half alive - one's happiness does not count any more than brief sun on a tabletop.

4. A cliche but simple one. What is your idea of a perfect day?

The easy answer is the one I gave Darius.

5. So, do you trust me?

I trust you implicitly, and I am under no delusions. You are a spy and may need to betray me to avoid betraying higher cause. I accept this - it is duty and virtue and carries a high personal price for you. I have nothing but respect.
The whole answer.

I have done this before, but one can never really answer enough questions to be entirely known, nor ask enough to entirely know others. For the most part.

01. Please leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
02. I shall respond by asking you five questions.
03. Please update your journal with the answers to the questions.
04. Please include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
05. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you may ask them five questions.
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3:29:49, August 29th, 2007 (UTC)
William Adama: I'll Show You What I Can Be
Your answers certainly hit close to home, John. Especially the first two.

*smiles slightly* And if you'd care to ask me a few questions, feel free.
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3:22:44, August 30th, 2007 (UTC)
John Henry Holliday, DDS
1. I have always been independent, answering to none and with none to answer to me, but it seems to me that as an admiral there would be some beneath you in whom you would see value but with whom you would never be able to wholeheartedly converse. Is it isolating to command?

2. You too have experience Civil War and the resulting loss of much you loved. How has this changed you?

3. On the celebratory occasions when we have met and exchanged grretings, good wishes and perhaps some small measure of out lives and thoughts, we have always shared and appreciated alcohol - your remarkable spirits and my whiskey. How does such drink serve you, personally?

4. As a military man I would assume you have used many weapons and have knowledge and experience of innovations far beyond anything I can even imagine. As a gentleman with more than an affinity for firearms, i would like to ask you about the most efficient, concealable and reliable personal weapon you have ever encountered.

5. You can fly, in your great ships, through the skies and very stars. Do you sometimes find this exhilarating or transporting? Perhaps you could tell me how it affects you to travel so, or perhaps you could tell me if such travel inspires any particular thought.
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4:42:03, November 4th, 2007 (UTC)
William Adama: Bill on Kobol
My apologies for the wait, John, but here you go.
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4:18:30, August 29th, 2007 (UTC)
Anson Greene
*thinking very hard about John's answer to number 3*

Interview me?
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3:36:34, August 30th, 2007 (UTC)
John Henry Holliday, DDS
1. You have asked me what I would tell a young man, and as I am only four years your elder, i would ask you the same thing. How would you answer our own question - what principle guides your life?

2. I intend everything I do and stand by each action as the very best I could have done at any point in time, even in rage and pain. What is it like to lose control so that this responsibility is broken, as you occasionally suggest is the case for yourself?

3. You speak often of regret and things for which you are sorry. You asked me what was the most reckless thing I had ever done, so i would ask you the opposite. What is the best and most noble thing you have ever done?

4. I know you have a daughter whom you love and miss very much. Children are the future, of course, but education is something in which I believe strongly. Perhaps it is the purpose of society, ultimately. What do you hope for, regarding your daughter's life?

5. There is sometimes an air of lightness about you - a capacity for natural pleasure, as witnessed by your invitation to carousal and your open readiness at Halloween. Tell me about something fun that simply made you happy.
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6:00:29, August 29th, 2007 (UTC)
In the fine game of seeing-what-is, your answers are most apropos. If I could I would answer similarly for 2 and 3 and note that the biggest price to 1 is hope.

So, good sir - oh Gentleman true - what questions would you ask of me?
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14:01:25, August 29th, 2007 (UTC)
John Henry Holliday, DDS
First, my friend, I must ask you a sixth question. Were the questions I posed last time too personal? I have been concerned ever since.
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