Nadia Pflaum

The following is another in our occasional series of noteworthy Kansas Citians, past and present, responding to the Proust Questionnaire.

Nadia Pflaum

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A dog, a loyal partner and satisfying work.

What is your most marked characteristic?
I can’t keep what I’m thinking off my face

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
The small part I played in freeing an innocent man.

What is your greatest fear?
Having one of those surgeries where you can’t move but you can feel
everything. I’m sure I saw that on TV somewhere.

What historical figure do you most identify with?
Dorothy Parker

Which living person do you most admire?
Warren Buffett. Or Jon Stewart.

Who are your heroes in real life?
Barry Scheck, Sean O’Brien and ?uestlove

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Wicked stubbornness

What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Narcissism

What is your favorite journey?
The drive from Denver to Chimayo, NM

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Obedience

Which word or phrases do you most overuse?
like, totally, and oh my God.

What is your greatest regret?
Being an unbelievable asshole to my parents when I was a teenager

What is your current state of mind?
Cautiously optimistic

If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
Having a sibling might have been cool.

What is your most treasured possession?
My pair of aging rescue dogs, Bean and Radar

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To tell the truth and not be believed

Where would you like to live?
Denver, Colorado, in the more distant future. Kansas City, Missouri, in the immediate.

Nadia Pflaum is a crime reporter, investigator and fact-digger at the Ogden Standard-Examiner and erstwhile investigative reporter for The Pitch. She can be found in Utah wherever there’s news.

Nadia Pflaum

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