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David Weber
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David Weber   David Weber is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction. His books range from epic fantasy (Oath of Swords and The War God's Own) to space opera (Path of the Fury and The Armageddon Inheritance) to alternate history (the 1632 series with Eric Flint) to military science fiction, which includes the widely popular Honor Harrington series.

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This episode originally aired on 01/07/2009 with the following authors:
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Matthew Peterson: Now for the bonus question. Now, I do understand that you are a Methodist Lay Preacher, so Iím going to ask you kind of a silly question and then maybe a serious question. First off, just whatís your favorite food?

David Weber: [laughs] My favorite food. These days . . .uh. . . woo . . . toughy. Iím the cook. I love to cook. I would have to say right this minute itís a good coconut based Thai curry.

Matthew Peterson: Oh! Okay. That sounds good. Okay, now for a more serious question. You can draw upon your work as a Methodist preacher for this one. Whatís your advice for living a happy life?

David Weber: Well, I can come at that in several ways. I know in my own life my faith is a central part of it, but I think that whether you are going to have a faith in an overt Godís existence or not, probably the secret to living a happy life is to take responsibility--to be able to look back at the end of the day and say, ďYou know what? Iíve made mistakes. I screwed up. I didnít get everything right, but by-god, Iíve tried.Ē And I recognize that a human being to be truly adult has to take that responsibility and has to discharge obligations to others, because thatís the way you discharge the ultimate and truest obligation to yourself.

Matthew Peterson: Good. I like that answer. Thatís a good answer, David.


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