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 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.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. Not being as kind as I should have to my mother.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Early on, I wanted to be an artist; now I wish I could play the cello.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Obviously, I would like to meet Columbus and I would ask him how he felt and what he thought when he first sighted and then landed on San Salvador. Later, I would like to ask him about how he felt about his life and his accomplishments and the way history has treated him.