Thursday, December 19, 2013

Ask Arthur – again

This is my third “Ask Arthur” post, in which I invite questions that I’ll answer as honestly as I’m able to do. To paraphrase myself, questions might be about something I’ve said, something I haven’t said, or something you wish I’d said something about. Maybe you want to know more about being an expat, or even something about me or my life. Whatever—it’s up to you.

To ask me a question, simply leave a comment to this post, or send an email to the link on the righthand sidebar. While I try to answer questions in the order in which they’re received, I may group some thematically.

I first did this in December of last year, and then again in July of this year (and those two posts were the ones I was paraphrasing above). I guess this is a semi-annual thing. At any rate, this is inspired by Roger Green, who does “Ask Roger Anything” (“ARA”) posts.

I’ve always thought that Roger’s ARA posts are really interesting, so I thought I might try it as well. I’ve had some really good questions—including several from Roger, actually—and it’s been fun answering them. The truth is, there’s no such thing as a “bad” question, nor any that’s too basic or whatever, so no rules.

There are far more people who read this blog than ever leave a comment, so there may be some readers who prefer at least some anonymity. The Disqus commenting system I use is supposed to be set to permit anonymous comments (though I may have to approve them—which may cause a delay in some being posted due to time zone differences). If you prefer, email me your question and tell me to keep your name secret (although, why not pick a nom de question?)

Anyway, this is all a bit of fun, really, and given the busy time of year we’re in, I may not get any questions at all. That’s fine. It really is just a bit of fun.


rogerogreen said...

OK - a possibly complicated one. How does the structure of New Zealand government assure Maori representation in national government? How does that work?

rogerogreen said...

Back in the day when ypou were a PK (preacher's kid, for your readers) , was ythat a drag or a benefit or both, and how so?

rogerogreen said...

What is your take on religions? Is there one out there that says to you, "If I invested the energy into investigating that faith tradition, maybe I could be THAT?" Do you see religions more as quite different, or variations on the same tenets?

rogerogreen said...

Now that Illinois has marriage equality, what life situations would have you thinking about moving back into the US? (that's all I can think of off the top; I MAY return)

rogerogreen said...

What is your ancestry? Have you, or a family member, ever done your genealogy, and if so, how far back can you go?