If you had to pick a time period to live in, which would you choose? Why?
Hmmm. For a combo of aesthetic and socio-political reasons, the 1930s & 1940s. I would love to go back in time and be involved in the design work of that time or be involved in large-scale federal projects, whether construction or artistic, like the Federal Writers Project or the 1939 World's Fair. Of course, there would be a lot of bad along with the good, so I could be a man and get drafted and killed, be a civilian and be in poverty, be a member of a minority or other underclass and be discriminated against, or be a woman and have limited work options, except during wartime. This is true when you think about moving back to any point in history, though. It'd be great to go back and live during the Enlightenment, but you'd want to be a rich man with good health, because otherwise a lot of things would suck. Wouldn't want to be a slave or get bled or deal with TB, right? I guess the one exception would be living in Paradise with Adam and Eve before the Fall.