A. Copy editor and university professor
A. Writer--writing almost anything
A. Hunter College High School (New York City) and Bennington College (Bennington, Vermont)
A. J. S. Bach
A. "The 400 Blows"
A. We can see across the valley.
A. Wherever you go, there you are.
A. Perfect happiness is a balance of being absolutely in the moment, whatever it is, and accepting that the moment is passing.
A. Right where I am
A. Morris Dees, Founder and Chief Trial Attorney of the Southern Poverty Law Center
A. Not taking French in high school and college
A. Ballet dancing
A. My family
A. Thinking I know more than I do about other people
A. A bird
A. Nero Wolfe, the homebound detective, gourmand, and orchid grower invented by Rex Stout
A. Gilbert Osmond, the villain of Portrait of a Lady by Henry James. He was a liar and a snob, and was heartless.
A. Incorrect grammar becoming acceptable through usage, such as "To him and I."
A. Generosity, honesty, modesty
A. Raw almonds
A. Anton Chekhov, William Maxwell, Henry James, Willa Cather, Alice Munro, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Olivia Manning, V. S. Pritchett--the list could go on and on.
A. A Dance to the Music of Time by Anthony Powell