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Matt Dalbey


Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jackson State University (Pictures courtesy of Matt Dalbey, February 6, 2001).).

 Matt, Liz, Noah and Mollie


 Noah and Mollie

 Proust Questionaire (Adapted from Vanity Fair, January 2001)

 1. What is your greatest fear?  Success
 2. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? Anything that I do that
reminds me of my father's excesses
 3.What is your greatest extravagance? My children 
 4. What is your favorite journey? Fatherhood
 5. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Piety
 6. What do you dislke most about your appearance? My teeth
 7. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "wacko conservative"
 8. What or who is the greatest love of your live? My family -- Liz, Noah, Mollie
 9. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Amory Blaine in Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise
 10. What do you consider your greatest achievement? My family
11. What is your most treasured possession? A sweater that I periodically wear that was my mother's when she was in
 12. What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Personal depression
 13. Where would you like to live? Victoria, British Columbia
 14. Who are your favorite writers? Henry David Thoreau, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Lewis Mumford
 15. What is it that you most dislike? Defending privilege in a free society


 Matthew Dalbey's Question

 Name your current political heroes and anti-heroes

 Matthew Dalbey's Answers


1. Nita Lowey

2. Paul Wellstone

3. Barney Frank

4. Jesse Jackson Jr.


1. George Allen

2. Trent Lott

3. Tom Delay

4. Dick Armey

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