Question #16 – Do you ever predict the future?

Here is the set up. We sleep in the same rooms, but in separate beds. Each bed is a tent with a sleeping pad underneath it. It’s got breathing room. When it’s fully zippered shut it is soundproof and absolute dark. There are dozens of us. Walls but there are no ceilings. The sky lurks. … Read more Question #16 – Do you ever predict the future?


Question #15 – What would your last words be if you knew it was all coming to an end?

I am glad to be alive. I am honored for the privilege of having lived here on this Earth with you and you and all of you. Sometime in the far distant future we will recognize one another, like American strangers in Paris, the place where an accent, be it from Wyoming or Maine or … Read more Question #15 – What would your last words be if you knew it was all coming to an end?


Question #14 – What is a midlife observation that trips you out?

I need to develop this more at some point in the future (or maybe I don’t, I don’t know). Here’s one peculiar thought that knocks me off balance on occasion. I sometimes have this sense that I’ve collected all of these things in my life–experiences, habits, defining characteristics, equipment, possessions–and that when I get a … Read more Question #14 – What is a midlife observation that trips you out?


Question #13 – What is the sound of a tsunami?

Excellent question. Foregoing the obvious answer of what the tsunami sounds like when it comes in contact with things — land, cars, houses, etc.–and instead wondering about what it would sound like in the middle of the ocean before it’s been detected, I don’t know because I’m not typically regarded as a prominent or informed … Read more Question #13 – What is the sound of a tsunami?


Ask a Question #8- What is the grossest thing you’ve eaten in the last year?

Skittleburst pie. What’s Skittleburst Pie? It’s something my niece and I invented for Thanksgiving dinner but only I was stupid enough to try it. Basically it was melted Starburst and Skittles inside a pie crust. If I was going to make a comparable product currently on grocery shelves, I’d explain it like this. “Skittleburst Pie … Read more Ask a Question #8- What is the grossest thing you’ve eaten in the last year?


Ask a Question #7 – If you were going to get a tattoo of song lyrics, what would it be?

I’ve fallen in love with enough song lyrics that if I indulged this (instead of just talking about it), I’d only be ink and blood at this point. I’ve got a short list of songs that whenever they come on if somebody else is in the room with me I’ll say, “Some day I might … Read more Ask a Question #7 – If you were going to get a tattoo of song lyrics, what would it be?


Ask a Question #6 – has there been anything good about 2020?

It’s definitely been a tough year on multiple fronts for just about everybody. When things stabilize into whatever new normal we get to, I’m pretty sure we’re going to need something like AmeriCorps to head out into every neighborhood and do trauma/mental health work. We’ve got the new traumas, but below them, we’ve also got … Read more Ask a Question #6 – has there been anything good about 2020?