A. Going to concerts, especially chamber music. I'm also addicted to playing scrablble and backgammon on line while listening to WQXR (NYC's classical music station). I can't listen when I'm writing, because then I tend to write in rhythm with the music.
A. As a writer, it's the current overuse of the word "robust," but bad grammar is right up there in the top ten.
A. Starting to write historical biography at the age of forty
A. I kinda like Cyrano de Bergerac.