My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Beware of mottoes and maxims
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Archie Goodwin
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "Ashokan Farewell," "Fields of Gold," "In the Mood," "As Time Goes By," and "The Sounds of Silence"
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading a great mystery
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. For anybody anywhere?
This is not prescriptive, but. . .
To this add a sense of safety, place, love, purpose, and worthy work.
To that add dogs, cats, songbirds, little kids, and strong coffee.