What is Your Greatest Fear?
Losing all capacity for choice.
What trait do you most despise in others?
Greediness and selfishness.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
The clutter and creative chaos of my alter ego “Messy Marvin”.
Which living person do you most admire?
Thich Nhat Hanh—I would re-nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Having a home in Colorado and living in California. I also spend an inordinate amount of money on supplements.
What is your current state of mind?
Heart achingly aware and breathlessly hopeful.
What is the quality you most like in a man?
Trustworthy, easy-going supple strength and centered presence.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Graceful embodiment of soulful expansive silence.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
I say “nice” a lot, as an adjective. I also have a habit of saying “good or good?” out loud. And “that’s true.” And I do l like to toss the word “kiosk” into just about every sentence I can.
Where and when were you happiest?
I’d say Fillmore Street in Denver when I was 3-4 and here and now in Ojai.
Who are your favorite photographers?
I get inspiration from anyone who can convey something beyond my vocabulary—but lately I am really intrigued by Mario Testino, Steve McCurry, Herb Ritts, Annie Liebowitz, Erik Almas, Jeremy Cowart, and Drew Gardner.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I’d really like to play the guitar like Eric Clapton or a few pieces of Ludovico Einaudi on the piano.
Who are your heroes in real life?
Anyone who is courageously living true to themselves, full out, against all odds. Anyone who can alchemize pain and misunderstanding into something authentically expressive and pure. I am a huge fan of the underdog and triumphant bounce back.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Letting life live through me. Fully letting omnipotence work (flow).
Where would you like to live?
Ojai, CA in winter and spring. Crested Butte or Telluride, CO summer and fall.
What is your most treasured possession?
My consciousness and intuition…and they are both on loan.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Thinking that it/they has to change in order for you to be happy.
What do you value most in your friends?
Candor, spontaneity, heart, stick-to-itiveness.
How would you like to die?
Wander out into the desert and just melt into sand Native American style.
What is your motto?
Give it a whirl. Don’t wait. Don’t go out with your music still in you.