Friday Five

1. What is your favorite type of literature to read (magazine, newspaper, novels, nonfiction, poetry, etc.)?

In today’s high-speed world, I am most attracted to magazines and newspapers. But I will always love classic American literature the most.

2. What is your favorite novel?

The novel I visit time and again is Pat Conroy’s “The Prince of Tides.” I love the movie just as much, which is kind of rare for me — I usually love the books and hate the movies.

3. Do you have a favorite poem? (Share it!)

Honest to god, I hate poetry … unless I’ve written it. I have a poetry vault that I’ve neglected for years, and anyone who wants to see it, feel free to ask.

One poem I love, though, is Max Ehrman’s “Desiderata.” My favorite line is,

“You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & the stars; you have a right to be here.

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. “

4. What is one thing you’ve always wanted to read, or wish you had more time to read?

I own every Anais Nin and Henry Miller novel ever written. I’ve read half of Anais’s and that’s about it. I really want the time and inclination to finish that literary journey … preferably as I’d be sitting in a cabana on a tropical island somewhere. …

5. What are you currently reading?

Management books and books that encourage me to start my own business. “Contented Cows Give Better Milk,” “Making a Living Without a Job,” “How to Lose Friends and Infuriate People,” “Blow a Bubble Not a Gasket: 101 Ways to Reduce Stress and Add Fun to Your Life,” etc. I keep meaning to pick up “One Minute Millionaire” from my Wish List, so that’s next.

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