People I am in love with and other lists

  1. Mark Knopfler
  2. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien / Tom Bombadil / Samwise Gamgee
  4. Oliver Jeffers
  5. Gregory Peck

In his own category

  1. E.B. White

Recently my heart has been moved by:

  1. James Thurber (see “Doc Marlowe” and “Snapshot of a Dog”)
  2. Verlyn Klinkenborg
  3. Walt Whitman
  4. Mary Oliver

Songs I have always liked to listen to while driving with the windows down at night

  1. Brothers in Arms
  2. Drive (The Cars)
  3. Drive (REM)

My favorite bird

  1. Tufted titmouse

Best desserts, in order

  1. Chocolate soufflé
  2. Peach cobbler
  3. Strawberry shortcake, fresh strawberries only
  4. Apple crisp, toasted pecans preferred
  5. Bread pudding, no raisins
  6. Chocolate cake or carrot cake, frosting dependent