NorvellWisdom has been around the block and then some! He has lived in at least different 14 places throughout the United States. As a chemical patent attorney he has more than 350 US patents! We are privileged to have this knowledgeable and seasoned contributor on the site. We can just imagine him listening to “Jungleland,” his favorite song, while answering questions about stoichiometry! Read on to learn more about Norvell.
What is your first name? Norvell
What is your occupation?
I am currently retired but acting as an unpaid officer of a small company that some of my friends founded. My last full time job was as a chemical patent attorney.
What is your Answers.com username and how did it come about?
It’s just my first and last name run together: NorvellWisdom.
Where in the world do you hail from and what makes this place special?
I have lived in many places: Oklahoma City, Muskogee, and Nowata, Oklahoma; Palestine (Texas), Houston, Harleton, Austin, and, most recently, Longview, Texas; Elizabeth, New Jersey; Watervliet and Albany, New York; Horsham and Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; and Warren, Michigan.
How did you discover Answers.com?
I discovered the site when I was doing a Google® search.
What enticed you to join our community?
I liked the idea of having an opportunity to review some things I am in danger of forgetting for lack of use.
What is your favorite thing to do on Answers.com?
What life accomplishments are you proud of?
I have written more than 350 U. S. Patents!
What is your favorite type of music? What is your favorite band or artist?
My favorite song is “Jungleland”, by Springsteen.
Who is your favorite poet?
Do you view the glass ‘half full’ or ‘half empty’? Why?
I view it as “half empty,” because in the words of some medieval poet, “Indeed the world contains much good, yet still more ill than good” and of Edward Gibbon, “History is largely the record of the vices, crimes, and follies of mankind.”
What do you find most challenging as an Answers.com contributor?
It is challenging to guess the intention behind a poorly phrased question.
What are you most passionate about in your life?
Comfort. (I am 75 years old now!)
I am very interested in the schedules of passenger railroads, especially US ones before 1960.