Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. follow your heart
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Raising a wonderful daughter [as a single parent after the first year of her life], climbing down and up the Grand Canyon on a six day backpack, and learning to downhill ski at age 60.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Yo Yo Ma
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. I would be right where I am now -- or, possibly Turkey where I did anthropological fieldwork and where I have many friends. Besides the food is fantastic, the country beautiful and the people friendly.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I doubt there is such a thing. Instead, I think a better goal is to be able to wake up in the morning and be content or pleased with what you have done with the hand you've been dealt and to keep going hopefully.