My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. your life is what your thoughts make it- Marcus Aurelius
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. When I was twenty, I had an unfinished top floor loft on Fifth Avenue in New York. There wasn't any heat or water at night, but I had seventeen giant windows with beautiful views of the city. I would imagine Leonardo Da Vinci would visit. There were rules. He could come anytime, but only stay in the loft and never leave it’s footprint. He would marvel at the city outside the windows, read my books and watch television. This was before the internet… I would tell him all about our modern world. He, in turn, would talk about his time and his assessment of our civilization. We had no money in those days, and entertainment was a two dollar six pack of Ballentine Ale and sitting on the windowsill watching the sun set over the skyline. We spent hours together in my imagination.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Spaghetti and meatballs, of course.
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. My wife, Ruth.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Go, by the Replacements- never heard that one, I bet. It's let's say, passionate. I don't know. My daughter's six and she likes ABBA so yeah, me too. And I like "Fields of Gold" I know, corny. If you can find the 12" 45 of go, play it at max volume, then follow it with Eva Cassidy's cover of "Fields of Gold", well that's pretty much my life story right there.