A. swaying in the dark, my son Ford asleep
A. Build the logic of your world and adhere to it unfailingly
A. Sunday morning breakfast, winter, sitting before the fire with the New York Times, my beautiful wife playing with my son Ford on the rug. Being unashamed of what you do, and who you are.
A. on a 45 foot sailboat skirting the Great Barrier Reef
A. my wife
A. But here's the problem...
A. the petty cruelties of youth
A. To sing like Sam Cooke
A. my son
A. belligerent arrogance
A. a writer
A. Neddy Merrill ("The Swimmer") or George Willard (Winesburgh, Ohio)
A. Jesus of Nazareth - isn't it obvious?
A. small talk, inane chatter
A. teaching literature
A. Crazy fast outside linebacker, National Football League
A. Honesty, loyalty, imagination
A. A full English Breakfast
A. The Speed of the Sound of Loneliness - John Prine, More Than This - Brian Ferry, I Wish I Was the Moon - Neko Case, , Forever Young - Alphaville, Cello Suite No. 1 - Bach