A. truck loader, cashier, teacher.
A. squirrel feeder
A. In California at the state college here.
A. Miles Davis
A. The Godfather
A. Seinfield reruns
A. My life is busy, challenging, interesting and meaningful.
A. Everyday be of service to others and yourself.
A. I can't imagine perfect happiness. I do like a good book, a fire, and a dog curled up at my feet.
A. To lose a sense of wonder about the world.
A. My home.
A. All the unknowns who just got up each day and did the right thing without making it into history.
A. A firiend I have who is fighting for her life against an illness.
A. In conversation, "Really."
A. Not having more time to write
A. To play the guitar.
A. To accept chronic illness and continue to be creative in spite of it, and perhaps, because of it..
A. To stick with something past any reason.
A. To stick with a project until it is done and has prevailed.
A. My beastly appearanc: old, bullet-headed, one eye squinted. And my absurd sense of humor.
A. I don't think I have a favorite.
A. Captain Ahab in Moby Dick. He is not exactly a villian. More a victim of his obsessions. Though others suffer because of it.
A. I'd like to meet St. Peter and ask if the apostles told jokes and what would have been an example of one? Surely these young Jewish guys in dire straits had to have used humor. Just as surely the literary sensibility of the day would not have seen it as helpful to getting out a message that was deadly serious.
A. Getting caught with too many deadlines.
A. Playing with and "training" my Pit Bull-Dachshund cross, Lil' Big Dog.
A. Elephant trainer.
A. Authentisity, generousity of heart, and the kind of massive humility guys like myself have.
A. Mac 'n Cheese sandwiches
A. These change all the time. Today I was humming, Blue Skies/Falling around me
A. Larry Levis, John Steinbeck, William Faulkner, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda....
A. Winter Stars, Tortilla Flat, Moby Dick, For Whom The Bell Tolls, The Avenue Bearing The Initials of Christ into the New World. These are five of the top 50 of all time.
A. WInter Stars by Larry Levis
A. Put in the time at your desk practicing your craft.
A. The kids in your books are funny and get to do a lot of roaming around that I don't get to do.