[What was the best moment or period in your life?]
I think that’s a pretty easy question for me. I think right now. You know, I’ve had a good time all my life, never had any real problems to speak of, got a pretty decent education I thought, and I grew up in basically a small town farm community in Iowa–in O’Brian County. So I mean, it was a free life. My parents didn’t worry about where I was. You couldn’t go far, for that matter. It got boring after a while up there, it was just a road. I kind of feel today that I’m more interested in what happens. It keeps me more interested. Just what’s going on in the world and equating that to what I’ve been through is definitely an interesting comparison. And wondering why would I go vote at a time when elections are coming up, my vote—what could it amount to when we have how many million people in this country, but obviously it must, so I go vote. I still always wonder how much of a difference it would make even in our community if I voted. In some of our local elections they get down pretty close, so I begin to see the value of it at least locally. So I’m always more inspired to vote in local elections than national ones.