The Proust Questionnaire for my Main Character

The Cuban     Finishing the first draft of a novel you’re proud of is a feeling worth more than wealth. And I choose my words carefully. As this is a novel about wealth – or lack thereof, or, better still, the lack of desire for wealth.  The main character of the story is Tony…

The Happiness Scale

What is it about the human species that makes it addicted to putting things and people into categories and boxes? We wouldn’t need to think outside the box if we never created the box in the first place! Maybe it’s a vestigial habit inherited from our evolutionary past. It is beneficial for a tribe or…

Proust Questionnaire

Where would you like to live? Somewhere isolated and full of life.   What is your idea of earthly happiness? Good drink. Intelligent company. Good view.   To what faults do you feel most indulgent? Craving fame.   Who are your favorite heroes of fiction? Jake Barnes from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Zorba from…