Clearly I am going to have to do this on my own.
I'm literary and political. I think about right brain stuff with my left brain, and left brain stuff with my right. My high school aptitude test said I should be a philologist. I've smoked pot twice: once with Allen Ginsburg and once with pygmies in the Congo. I know the difference between flotsam and jetsam. I floss, religiously: every Christmas, Passover, Diwali, Easter... I care about the way sentences are put together, the secrets to making a good paper airplane, and the fate of the seahorse. I think that dogs should be big enough to wrestle with and that the novels of Susan Sontag are pretentious junk. My two favorite pieces of music are Gould's Variations and Rachmaninoff's Vespers, but I like everything from Toumani Diabate to Diana Krall. I sometimes wonder what line of poetry or prose I would get tattooed on me, were I the sort to do that sort of thing. Oh, and I have a daughter adopted from China. The first time we met, I felt I had my whole life been a bell, and not known it until at that moment I was lifted and struck.