Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. follow your heart
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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. A guide through the Grand Canyon - rafting or hiking
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty, sense of the absurd, curiosity
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Almost every morning I meet a friend and we walk 3 miles picking up all the trash littered on the beautiful, Olmstead designed boulevard on which we live; in the winter - skiing.