Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?
Myself. I answer, too.
If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?
I don’t think it qualifies as “ancient,” but I would love to have worked in Hollywood in the 1930’s to 1950’s — the heyday of the great Hollywood musicals. I can’t imagine how wonderful it must have been to be on the set when Fred Astaire, Gene Kelley, Howard Keel, et. al. were filming.
What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?
I can’t think of anything . . . I’ve had some pretty exciting experiences over the years, but as far as being a “witness” to something? I’m drawing a blank.
If you were a celebrity, what would you do for a publicity stunt?
Sadly, it is no longer enough for the masses to just practice your craft the best way that you can . . . everyone wants instant gratification and is obsessed with celebrity. Real art is being lost in the process. I would follow the example of great musicians like Sir James Galway who simply comes out on stage, gives his best performance every time, practices for hours every day to maintain his skills, and mesmerizes audiences every time he plays.
What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?
I don’t believe there is a particular chronological age because everyone is different. Even when you think you were totally grown-up and ready when you had children, there are still moments when you look at your kid, shake your head and say to yourself, “And childbirth seemed like such a good idea at the time.”
When someone is able to provide for the child, mature enough to shoulder the responsibility of raising another human being and willing to accept that they have signed on for a job that will not end until their own life does (because you never stop being a parent, even after your kids are grown and leading their own lives) . . . that’s when they should consider becoming a parent. Not before.