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PSS Spring '13

PARALLELS

Richard Salter ’86, P’15

Hometown: Geneva, New York
Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Hobart and William Smith
Received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago
Faculty Fellow for Hobart Lacrosse and William Smith Squash

1. What is your favorite place to work on campus? My office.

2. What are you currently working on? Grading papers.

3. Who is your favorite hero in fiction? The Grand Inquisitor from Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov.

4. What is your present state of mind? Scattered.

5. What word or phrase do you most overuse? Advocate (as a verb).

6. What do you appreciate most in your son? Curiosity... he can get interested in anything.

7. What do you consider the lowest depths of misery? Self-deception and self-contradiction.

8. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Summertime, a bottle of wine, good food, and friends at Seneca Yacht Club.

9. What is your greatest fear? Cynicism.

10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Close to the ocean.

11. What is your biggest pet peeve? Uncoiled lines, cords or ropes.

12. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year? Tree of Life.

Titus Salter ’15

Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Sophomore at Hobart College
Son of Richard Salter ’86, P’15

1. What is your favorite place to work on campus? Second floor of the Blackwell library.

2. What are you currently working on? My Mandala for my Asian studies course.

3. Who is your favorite hero in fiction? River Tam from the series Firefly.

4. What is your present state of mind? Contemplative?

5. What word or phrase do you most overuse? Literally. I literally use it literally all the time.

6. What do you appreciate most in your father? The hair, no seriously have you seen it? It’s incredible and I feel lucky to have inherited his genes.

7. What do you consider the lowest depths of misery? Reading the Twilight series.

8. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Complete inner-peace.

9. What is your greatest fear? To leave this world having not made a positive difference.

10. If you could live anywhere, where would it be? Under the sea.

11. What is your biggest pet peeve? My bad speling and pour grammar.

12. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past year? The Life of Pi.