A. Fishing guide, Peace Corps volunteer, director of summer camps.
A. I love to teach....I've been a teacher for almost 30 years.
A. Westifled, H.S. in Westfield, NJ...then Temple University. Then the University of New Hampshire.
A. I love Ella Fitzgerald. If I could only listen to one person for the rest of my days, I'd probably pick her.
A. My Life as a Dog
A. Sports...football and college basketball.
A. Family, dogs, land, woods, rivers, fish, fire, words.
A. What you lose in the whirlygig, you get back in the ding dong.
A. Oh, goodness. Who can say? I sure like a campfire.
A. I don't know that I have a "greatest" fear, but I've always had the idea that one day a shark would get me. Not sure why. Crazy, probably.
A. New Hampshire. I love this state.
A. I've always wondered what it would have been like to have been an indigenous member of a group in, say, Hawaii before it was discovered by Europeans. Or Fiji. Or California and Oregon. It seems like it would have been a wonderful way of living.
A. I could say corny stuff about my wife and son, but I don't think that's what this question is after. I guess I'll say that I've recently been impressed by the young people who are starting up non-profits to help others. That gives me hope..
A. I have a phrase I learned a long time ago. When my son used to say he "wanted" something he probably didn't need, I used to say, "Want, want, want, and want will be your master." He probably wanted to slug me.
A. Besides war, famine, and human suffering, let's say I regret the times that I have been unkind and insensitive. On a more practical note, I wish I had played baseball longer. I was pretty good and I loved the game.
A. I would love to be able to play an instrument well. Bagpipes, maybe!
A. I'm not sure about my greatest achievement, but being a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa was probably the "hardest" thing I've ever done...and therefore maybe my biggest achievement.
A. Ask my wife! She'll give out a lengthy list. But I can be impatient. It's stupid to be impatient, but I can't seem to resist.
A. Hmmm. Well, I'm determined. I'm exceptionally good at Monopoly....and know all the rents and hotels fees by heart.
A. I'd love to be a dog for a day...or part of a wolf pack.
A. I always liked Robin Hood. When my son was growing up, I became a fan of Encyclopedia Brown.
A. Well, I'll avoid saying I'd like to meet a gigantic figure and have a conversation about the meaning of life...I mean, come on...so I'll go with spending a day with Susan Butcher or one of the great dog sled drivers.
A. When people are late. Drives me crazy.
A. Third base for the Boston Red Sox....no doubt.
A. Light-heartedness, sense of humor, and an appetite for adventure or the novel.
A. Marshmallow Fluff.
A. In the Summertime, by Mungo Jerry, Hello, Stranger, Seems Like a Mighty Long Time (not sure of the singer), Heard it on the Grapevine, Marvin Gaye, These Foolish Things, Remind me of You, Ella Fitzgerald, and almost anything by Nina Simone.... ,
A. I love John Marquand. Hemingway. Carson McCullers. Tolstoy. John D. MacDonald. Robertson Davies. Marjorie Rawlings. Donna Tart. Robert Parker. John Updike. Stephen King. A.J. Liebling. Hans Christian Andersen....Too many to name....
A. I've read War and Peace twice. I'll read it again soon.
A. Write everyday.
A. Gosh, I don't know. Some readers seem to think I describe nature pretty well.
A. I took a solo trip down the Allagash several years back. It's 90 miles through some beautiful land in Maine. The river runs north. On that trip I met some wonderful people and even the little girls who would serve as a model for the Chungamunga girls. When I began thinking of a love story, I imagined it on that river.