… because it’s 4th of July
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1) During WWII, when he was just 17, Robert Kennedy enlisted in the Navy. He was disappointed he was never involved in combat. Tell us about a time when you felt fate/circumstances kept you from something you wanted. As someone trying to build a writing career, it seems like that’s always the case. Right after I accepted my current job at a closed-captioning company, I was offered a part-time crime-writing position with a newspaper I’d done some work for. It was the job I would’ve preferred and more the direction I wanted to go.
2) Bobby was trained as an altar boy and throughout his life regularly attended early morning mass. When is the last time you attended a worship service? Last Sunday. With the exception of a few missed weeks recently, my fiancé and I have been going back to church. Mostly just so they’ll let us get married.
3) He may have been an altar boy, but he was no angel. During junior high he was suspended for punching a classmate. Who is the last person who made you very, very mad? I’m mad at a friend’s husband for being a dick and not prioritizing his marriage or trying to solve issues within it.
6) By November 1960, when he was 35 years old, Bobby already had served as legal counsel to two Senate committees and run his brother’s successful Presidential campaign. He was looking forward to a quieter life teaching lawbut gave in to family pressure to become President Kennedy’s Attorney General. Tell us about a time when you were at a crossroads. Who influenced your decision? I think I influence my own decisions more than anyone else. I talk to other people, but the biggest factors are my feelings on the situation, my well-being, and what I want in the end.
7) In 1777, Colonists celebrated July 4 with the firing of cannons and muskets, followed by a public reading of the Declaration of Independence. What is your neighborhood doing to observe the day? I’m sure we’re having a parade and fireworks, but other than that, I don’t know of anything else.