What is the place or object from your childhood that you most think about when you think about home?

When I was seventeen, I was told to hunker down. I was in an acting class and had just spent about fifteen minutes improvising a scene played out on a tightrope between the life I was living and the one I’d just created for my character. Real Life Improv - that’s what my teacher called …

Everyone has a special talent. What’s your special skill?

I can write my name. I can name all the countries of South America in under 10 seconds. I can forget what I’m about to say as I’m about to say it and sometimes I wonder what's stronger - head or the heart. I can whistle. I can read up to three pages of a …

Comfort

Comfort The glow of fire Your own pillow Your dog’s favorite spot The temperature of the library Laying in warm sand My best friend's laugh All the things about coffee Hearing the first note of that one song Pancakes That movie you can only watch alone Sleepytime tea Being awake for a good sunrise My …

Do you have a superstition? What is it, why do you have it, and how do you follow it?

I absolutely have to make a wish before blowing a fallen eyelash off my finger. It’s the only “make-a-wish” superstition that I still think my wishes would come true. When the clock turns 11:11, I don’t even bother. Blowing out the birthday candles, I’ve outgrown that one.....sadly. But I still hang on to those eyelash …