When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I honestly don't remember. I decided I wanted to be an opinion columnist when I was 11 or so, but before that, I don't think I wanted to be anything when I grew up. To be totally honest, the only reason I stuck with the writer thing for so long was that it was the only thing I ever did that I did well enough to get compliments from other folks.
Luckily, I've managed to avoid growing up in any real sense of the word, so there's no real regrets there.