A. Long, eventful, lucky, adventurous, fraught, diverse, loving, healthy
A. I get discouraged easily, but I never give up.
A. Perfect happiness is having good health and a short memory.
A. Snakes- I can hardly type the word I am so scared of them.
A. Right where I am now, in my study in Mexico, my puppy at my feet, my vanilla vines covered with blossoms.
A. Margaret Sanger
A. A writer friend of mine who has survived breast cancer twice and continues to be cheerful and write everyday.
A. These are words I am heartily sick of-empowered, journey, space, victim.
A. Selling my old 1964 red V.W. bug.
A. Playing the violin or cello.
A. Stopping smoking. I used to smoke two packs of Player's a day.
A. I am judgmental and impatient.
A. Sense of humor and ability to talk to anyone about anything.
A. I would be a 2011 Harley Davidson Road King with street pipes.
A. My calmness.
A. Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby.
A. Hannibal Lector
A. I would like to meet Rabbi Leon Modena, 17th century Venetian rabbi, whose autobiography I read, and ask him if there wasn't something- anything- that gave him pleasure in his life. Such a crotchety old boy!
A. People who keep me waiting.
A. Pruning. I love to prune anything and everything, from hedges to palms trees to vines.
A. Writng brilliant prose every day.
A. Sense of humor, clean fingernails, and a clear conscience.
A. Peanuts- the greasy kind with lots of chili and salt.
A. Back of the Bay, Bull Called Original sin, Amazing Grace, Same Kind of Crazy as Me, Cry me River, You Made me Love you