Happiness is a warm beagle, a cold Czech beer, and a good read. Science fiction and historical fiction are favorites, and time travel novels are a perfect alchemy. I love the exuberance of Flann O’Brien, the dry genius of Dashiell Hammett, and the subtle depth of Mary Doria Russell. Travels have included Acadia National Park, Hanging Rock, and Avignon. Desert island book: Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester.