A. To paraphrase the existentialists - life is what you make it. Which amounts to a practical kind of karma, I suppose.
A. A fire, a good chair and a new Stephen King book. Or the moment the soundchecks finish and the band take to the stage. Or sunset on the mountains, with weary feet, and the lights of a pub ahead. Or the sound of a breakbeat. Or a very sweet tea, anywhere in the middle east, at any time of day.
A. Steerpike. (Also hero.)
A. Self-recrimination and low self-esteem - they're unparalleled for giving a person drive.