Dr. Rick Mulcahy
Q: What compliment do people give you the most?
A: I think people generally appreciate my sense of humor – at least I amuse myself!
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Well, Amazon could probably best answer that question for me….that’s a tough one. There are far too many out there to select one but for airplane reading or pure entertainment, I enjoy science fiction a lot. Not sure anyone recalls these authors but I love Ray Bradbury, Issac Asimov and Robert Heinlein. Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange land” is a classic.
Q: What is your favorite town/city in the world? Why?
A: Quebec City – it is the last remaining fortress city in North America and it is like traveling to Europe without leaving home. It is just a super charming city and my wife was born there.
Q: Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: “It’s all physics.” That is my preferred response as to why things happen in this life. I can’t actually explain why things happen but I know it is all natural forces and actions working together in complex and unaccountable ways. Anyway, I am comforted by the idea that there is an ultimate order to the universe even if it remains a complete mystery.
Q: If you woke up tomorrow as an animal, what animal would you choose to be and why?
A: I certainly would not want to end up like the protagonist in Kafka’s story “Metamorphosis” who awakes one morning to find himself transformed into a cockroach. After we rule that one out, I am fairly open to different possibilities but I think I would want to come back as any of my four dogs because they have an awesome life!
Q: What are the 3 things you value most in life?
A: Autonomy, Purpose, Wife
Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: For passive hobby, I would say watching Boston Bruins hockey or New England Patriots football. But for an active hobby, I would say photography.
Q: If you could buy any island in the world, how would you describe your island?
A: Well, it is a nice thought to have a personal island but if I had to describe that island, I would have to say it would best described as having about 100 square feet of land as that is probably what I could afford. But 100 square feet of paradise might be enough!