December 9, 2001
Long fascinated with the concept of his mind that could create such new approaches to problems, today I fell over the edge into the realm of a schoolgirl crush. An interview with him Sunday morning told me about Dumpling Island, which seceded from The Union, flying to work with Star Wars trumpeting from the stereo, a steam engine in the front hall and wood everywhere in the house. Yes, he has the look of eagles, but the character, oh, the individual spirit of pioneer and standards, all I could think was here was someone who would get it. Get me.