A. From Waiter to Journalist
A. Being a waiter in Germany
A. Loyola High School (Los Angeles), Georgetown University
A. Hard Day's Night (saw it 12 times)
A. Professional Football
A. learn, work, travel, write-then do it again
A. The art of writing is in rewriting.
A. Happiness is knowing you've done your best--no more, no less.
A. Dying with a half-finished book.
A. In Nepal hiking to the base station at Mount Everest.
A. Jean Monnet. He is the father of the European Community, who made the historic breakthrough of bringing the French and Germans together after two world wars.
A. Bill Gates
A. Never complain, never explain.
A. Never finished Proust.
A. Learn to play Bach on a harpsichord.
A. Interviewing the Beatles.
A. St. Peter at the Pearly Gate
A. I ask too many questions.
A. Don Quixote
A. Dr. Strangelove
A. To meet God on the day after creation and ask her, "Why?"
A. People who are not helpful, polite, or succinct.
A. Watching the ocean's waves roll in.
A. Sky diving
A. Being helpful, polite, and succinct
A. Pizza with pepperoni
A. Hard Day's Night, Bach's Goldberg Variations (Glenn Gould), Hello Dolly (Louis Armstrong), Vivaldi's Spring, Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
A. Child's Christmas in Wales
A. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite.
A. I enjoy the way you tell a story.
A. I was the only journalist present that day and had to write the story for history.