I like to balance an intellectual and analytical approach with an awareness of human experience and feelings. My sense of humor is sometimes very dry and ironic, and sometimes silly - I like everything from Aristophanes to Airplane, Bocaccio to Beckett, Chaucer to Celine, (how many letters do I get here?)
My boys are 21 & 22; they spend most of their time with me. The youngest drew his first political cartoon when he was 9: George W. Bush (in tie and cowboy hat) getting a hot foot from a fire-breathing Pokemon. It's still on our fridge. We are close & affectionate, and do lots of things together. We have a nature trail on the hill behind our house, and some small pets.
Once my son asked me if I believe in life after death. I told him, "Of course. There is obviously life after death. Just look at how many other people will still be alive after one of us is dead!" For each of us, I believe the greatest challenge is to live with the reality that none of us is more valuable than any other. This is just as much a challenge in intimate, family relations as in public or business life.