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Fun Questions with Tony Jones

August 21, 2018 02:13 pm Updated: August 21, 2018 02:24 pm


Q: What is your nickname?

--Nickname is Tony. I’m not an Anthony, as many assume, but William Hamilton after my father. Tony is I suppose a diminutive from Hamilton.

Q: What is your favorite meal?

--Favorite meal, in my new plant-based regimen, is mushroom risotto. But I’m learning Indian cooking, which hands down has the best vegetarian dishes, so this is subject to change.

Q: Are you a cat or a dog person?

--Absolutely a dog person, though currently without one. Mostly have had golden retrievers, which are sweet dogs but not necessarily smart.

Q: What music are you listening to these days?

--Listening a lot to the World Music category, just to keep my horizons broad. Standbys include Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabate, Angelique Kidjo. Also Krishna Das and also Tibetan chant.

Q: At 13, what did you want to be when you grew up?

--At 13 I wanted to grow up to be editor of the NYTimes.

Q: What is your most embarrassing moment?
--Most embarrassing moment: Frankly I don’t recall any—which may only go to show that I have very low expectations for myself! What I do recall, vividly, are those occasional moments when some instance or detail of reality opens suddenly and unexpectedly into an awe-inspiring perception of just how vast beautiful and interconnected the universe is. Lacking the ability to order up such moments on demand, I compensate by following NASA on Instagram and pondering the beautiful Hubble telescope shots of our cosmos.