But enough of what I have to say. I decided to find out what others might say about me. Here goes, unexpurgated and unvarnished:
"He is the best listener I know, genuinely interested, curious, questioning - and he remembers what you say. I love to talk with him about politics, theatre, people, really just about anything because what he says is thoughtful, original, informed, perceptive. And he's never, ever boring. He's funny - very funny (and he appreciates that you're funny), sharp and smart, sweet and kind, generous, loving, warm and human."
"He balances a soulful nature with intellectual rigor. His sense of humor and compassion are prized, as is his ability to bring out the best in those he cares about."
The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, All The President's Men, Moonstruck, Whiplash, and recently Spotlight and Brooklyn; there's Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Homeland, Transparent! Still intend to catch up with The Wire.
Read The New Yorker and The Times (in some form or other) religiously; Rachel Maddow, blogs, podcasts; Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
Musical voices that sound lived-in: Cook, Carroll, Kiley, Clooney, and Cleo, to name a few. Or those that sound like great trumpets: Merman, Morrow, Johnson. Or the trumpets and brass themselves, especially in a great Jule Styne overture.
My iWhatnots - keeping me connected to the world;
the ability to get away from the city most weekends, and the ability to come back;
sleep and solitude, walks, and work.
chocolate in various forms, and blueberries
spring and summer and long days