A. Try to write with humanity, understanding but never judging
A. I try to help people (making connectionsm etc.) and I'm pro-active
A. honesty about oneself, compassion, a great and unique sense of humor
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. poignant, suffused, iconic, vulnerable -- and lots of m-dashes -- -- -- --