Off and on, for the last 2.5 years, I have been answering questions from poet and critic Dan Schneider, who has conducted a series of long, interesting interviews. My interview, posted a few hours ago, is #27 in the series; Schneider himself gives the interview four stars (out of five). That should tell you something about the Schneider: he’s the kind of guy who asks questions that take hours and hours to answer, and then has the audacity to rate the answers. The questions cover my life, Wikipedia, Citizendium, philosophy, and my reactions to various idiosyncratic puzzles that Schneider has come up with. If you were to ask why I agreed to do an interview that ended up being 40,000 words long, without any compensation or anything, I’d say that I didn’t know it was going to be that long, and Dan Schneider was very persistent. And maybe this reveals just how vain I really am.