Describe your latest project.
Having just completed my autobiography, Tales of Wonder, I am now returning to work on my next book-in-progress, The Way of Wisdom: Philosophy as a Healing Art.
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What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
Alyosha, because he loved humanity.
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good book with which to start.
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
The final words of Saint John Chrysostom: "Thanks, thanks for everything; praise, praise for it all."
Have you ever made a literary pilgrimage?
Yes. To meet Gerald Heard, author of Pain, Sex and Time.
What is your astrological sign? If you don't like what you were born with, to what sign would you change and why?
Gemini. I am happy with it.
Why do you write?
Because I'm good at it.
Name the best television series of all time.
All in the Family, because it is so fast-paced and its stereotypical characters are so convincingly drawn.
Recommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise.
Aristotle for Everybody by Mortimer J. Adler
Healing the Mind: The Philosophy of Spinoza Adapted for a New Age by Neal Grossman
Therapeia: Plato's Conception of Philosophy by Robert E. Cushman
The Unwritten Philosophy by F. M. Cornford (This book deals with ineffability ? what can be intuited but not verbally formulated.)