- If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels? I find I like writing poems, but I have a fourth choice: I most enjoy writing short, non-fiction opinion pieces. I have a very personal style, and I believe I write best, regardless of genre, when I am writing with an authentic voice.
- If you had only one book you could write what would it be about? Assume it is a top 10 seller of any genre. That is a tough question — I started writing a memoir, but then the poetry rose up in me, so I decided I’d write a book of poetry, instead. But now, thanks to something Mom said to me today, I am more confused than ever, but in a very contented way. A book will come out of me, someday, and I will just write until it manifests itself.
- Did you watch the opening of the Olympics in London? What was your favorite part of the opening? I watched until the start of the parade of nations, then I muted the tube and started writing, instead. My favorite part was the transition from agrarian to industrial England, with the complete change of scene on the field. I loved the smokestacks, and I adore Kenneth Branagh. I thought that was the best transformation in the show, although I missed the beds coming out, because I got stuck with Finding Nemo on Disney Junior — I can’t resist that film!
- What is your favorite summer Olympic event or events? I like so many events — track and field, beach volleyball, diving, (both men’s and women’s,) swimming, and of course, gymnastics. I must confess, though, that I watch gymnastics more to talk about how young women on each team look. I despise the whole stiff walk, arm raised beginning — I remember before women started doing that, and they were always so much more graceful. This is only a partial list — I like most every event, for one reason or another.