I am working to make sure we don’t only protect the environment, we also improve governance.
A language is a more ancient and inevitable thing than any state.
One cannot understand what’s happening to women in the Middle East if they don’t realize that the mothers are a strong, progressive force. The mothers push the daughters to get out of the harem, to get the education, to achieve what they could not even dream of.
The last thing a young artist should do in poetry or any other field is think about what’s in style, what’s current, what are the trends. Think instead of what you like to read, what do you admire, what you like to listen to in music. What do you like to look at in architecture? Try to make a poem that has some of those qualities.
Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana… We’re trying to develop what we would regard as a new model for the Saints to operate in a rebuilt Louisiana.
I’m working now on a collection of Shakespearean sonnets, about 100 of them, that I may publish if anyone’s interested. My take on life is a little different from the bard’s.
I find that other countries have this or this, but Italy is the only one that has it all for me. The culture, the cuisine, the people, the landscape, the history. Just everything to me comes together there.
All the most prominent Darwinists proclaim naturalistic philosophy when they think it safe to do so.
I’m never bored.
The First Amendment means everything to me.