Song or album that puts me in the mood: "'Pretty Woman,' 'Lady in Red,' 'Unforgettable.'"
Why you should get to know me: "I get the cosmic joke."
In my bedroom, you'll find: "Some books on soul-searching, my African drums, and a few lingering thoughts."
The five items I can't live without: "Garlic, cashmere, friends, fine literature, morning coffee, sun, laughs."
In my bedroom, you will find: "Street signs, street cones, strobe light, sub wuffers, leapord sheets, blue walls."
Most humbling moment: "When I realized my parents are a lot smarter than I thought they were when I was a teen."
If I could be anywhere at the moment: "Ski mountaineering in Alaska, or in a jazz club in New Orleans."