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My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Of course I can
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. Remaining whole and continuing to grow.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Playing the cello well.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Nelson Mandela comes to mind--Someone who sacrificed his own comfort and well-being for the greater good without being consumed by bitterness.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Eggs--chicken eggs specifically
November 17, 2008When you live in Brooklyn, NY you pretty much learn how to tune out noise—it’s a survival skill. But I am utterly unable to ignore the sound of music, whether it’s a CD I’ve chosen, or I am being involuntarily serenaded with dancehall, hip hop, gospel, or whatever is filtering from my neighbors’ windows. It’s really a problem when I’m trying to write. My words bump into the melody and I’m lost.
But sixth senses are like that—they don’t bend to your will, and for me music isn’t just about hearing. It’s as much a sense as taste or smell—has been since I was little. I grew... see more