A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging
A. Laura Nyro: "Timer," Joni Mitchell: "Both Sides Now" (as sung by Judy Collins), Carly Simon, "Like a River," Carole King, "Up on the Roof," Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, "It's All Right"
A. clearing woods and turning them into meadows or watching Law & Order on TV
A. poignant, suffused, iconic, vulnerable -- and lots of m-dashes -- -- -- --
A. I'm SO not a traveler, this question is wasted on provincial me.