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If I Were a Penguin...

I've been tagged by Peter Scholtens to answer some questions.

Here are the rules, in a nutshell: I pick 5 occupations out of the list below and post my answers. Then I tag 3 other people to post their answers on their blog. If I tag you, and you don't want to be a part of this, I'll try not to think any less of you. Just let me know and I'll tag someone else.

The "questions": If I could be a scientist...If I could be a farmer...If I could be a musician...If I could be a doctor...If I could be a painter...If I could be a gardener...If I could be a missionary...If I could be a chef...If I could be an architect...If I could be a linguist...If I could be a psychologist...If I could be a librarian...If I could be an athlete...If I could be a lawyer...If I could be an inn-keeper...If I could be a professor...If I could be a writer...If I could be a llama-rider...If I could be a bonnie pirate...If I could be an astronaut...If I could be a world famous blogger...If I could be a justice on any one court in the world...If I could be married to any current famous political figure...

Here are my answers:

If I could be a scientist, I'd get to know the human genome really well, and find a way to eliminate genetic disorders.

If I could be a musician I would try to show audiences the commonality they share with composers of distant lands and times.

If I could be a linguist, I would love to get to know real, living people who are participants in and caretakers of each of the world's languages.

If I could be a professor, I would eschew lectures and have a full hour one-to-one chat with each of my students every week. Of course, I would only have 20 students.

If I could be a librarian, I wouldn't be me.

I tag three people, Goheen, Klassen and Skocpol.

This post bubbled to the surface on Monday, May 02, 2005

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