A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.
A. I have no idea. My hair? It's usually quite big, because I keep forgetting to have it cut. I look like the freakish son of Tom Hanks and David Hasselhoff.
A. Self-recrimination and low self-esteem - they're unparalleled for giving a person drive.
A. Haruki Murakami. Stephen King. Anyone who works for Medecins sans Frontieres or Amnesty International.
A. Meeting my wife.