Hero Interview from Memory’s Door by James Rubart

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This week I’m hosting Hannah Alexander with Keeping Faith and James Rubart with Memory’s Door (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Sept. 1st) evening.

memorydoor.inddInterview with the hero from Memory’s Door by James Rubart:

1. Marcus, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Three years ago I wrote a book on the theoretical possibilities of alternate realities by applying principals of advanced physics. I’m a professor at the University of Washington and teach a course based on my book. However in the past year and a half—due to my association with a gentleman named Reece Roth—that my alternate realities do in fact exist, and I’ve been in them. Quite a conundrum for me to wrap my cranium around.

2.  What do you do for fun?

Beyond reading books on quantum mechanics? I enjoy watching my daughters play soccer, mountain biking, and spending time with my wife.

3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Talking with my wife about the deepest regret of my life. But I know I have to have that conversation. And I know it’s coming soon.

4.  What are you afraid of most in life?

Getting to the end of it and not having fully lived.

5.  What do you want out of life?

Freedom from the regrets of my past. And I want to live the type of wild, supernatural Christianity I find in the Old and New Testaments, rather than the safe, mundane Christianity I see in many circles today. Becoming one of the Warriors Riding had taking my mind further than any exploration into quantum mechanics ever could and I want even more of what I’ve discovered.

6.  What is the most important thing to you?

Regretfully, for a long time it was my career at the university and publishing my papers. Thankfully it is now my wife, Kat, and my two daughters, Abbie, and Jayla.

7.  Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

As I mentioned above, I enjoy books on quantum mechanics, as well as science fiction (when done well) and biographies.

8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I wouldn’t mind two inches of height extension and fifteen pounds of muscle!

9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

No pets at the moment. We did have two cats, but we suspect the creatures that lurk in our backyard at night ended their lives much too soon.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I’d go back to the time my grandparents were in college and see what they were like. I believe who we are is shaped by a great degree by our parents and I’d like to see how the actions and choices of my grandparents shaped my mother and father, and in turn shaped me.