My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Oh, time, strength, cash, and patience. (Melville)
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. To either sing beautifully or to play the piano.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Reading in bed, having watched a good film with my wife, my mastiff, my cats. Or maybe working in the studio during a snowstorm with a fire in the fireplace, Bach playing on the stereo, my mastiff asleep next to me, and one of my cats sleeping on my drawing table.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. Summertime. Georgia on My Mind. Ave Maria (Schubert). Four Last Songs (R Straus). Latter Days (Over the Rhine)