Friday, November 6, 2015
Writer interview - Rick Pieters
Dark Light by Rick Pieters, I sat down to pick his brain on all things life. What is your favorite virtue? (Do I have to choose only one?) Compassion. Empathy. Kindness. Your favorite qualities in a man. Intelligence, strength with gentleness, loyalty, a wicked sense of humor, open-mindedness. Your favorite qualities in a woman. The same as in a man. Your chief characteristic. Compassion (I hope) What do you appreciate the most about your friends? That they appreciate me, that we share ideas, humor, outlooks, and that we stick by each other. Genuine caring over the long haul. Your main fault. Procrastination. Impatience with stupidity. (If I can choose two) Your favorite occupation. An author of entertaining and meaningful work. Your idea of happiness. A warm home full of love, good food, good music, and my man. Your idea of misery. Being without those things. If not yourself, who would you be? Hugh Jackman Your favorite heroes in fiction. Besides Atticus? Your favorite heroes in real life. Gandhi, Malala Your favorite food and drink. Excellent steak, good red wine, single malt Islay scotch, martini made with good gin and blue cheese stuffed olives, authentic Mexican, Northern New Mexican Carne Adovada What is your present state of mind? Sleep deprived, happy, content. Your personal motto. The one I could repeat? Hmm. Keep going and always be kind. Something like that.