October 2, 2006
I run into my neighbor Noella on my way to the park. She's hauling a handcart of groceries, including a huge bag of flour. I ask her what all the flour is for, and she says, I bake. This is on top of designing and creating sets, including the well-regarded Queer as Folk television series, raising rare orchids along with other expert gardening, and a vast store of surprising knowledge. I say, I don't know why I'm surprised — you can do everything else, and she answers, If you want something, you have to make it yourself. A simple truth.