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    Tomorrow is my 51st wedding anniversary. And I was not a young bride. I’d be glad to write to anyone who can put up with my eccentricity and old age. Sometimes I can answer a letter within minutes but other times it could take months. I am bitter about human imperialism. Any random giraffe or hedgehog could be a better politician than members of the GOP. I want to avoid bitter tirades, so I have some topics that excite me: literature, cats, music. If you like Jane Austen, you can find my character in Mr Woodhouse. I keep having to sequester my inner Miss Bates.

    If you want to write to me, you can use one of these ideas:

    1). What voices excite you? I like Maria Callas, Tom Waits, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, Bjork, Johnny Cash. I’d like to hear your recommendations.
    2) I’m looking for a fairly brief and punchy podcast or two. What do you recommend?
    3). Recommend a song or two.
    4). I like haiku. Issa is great but also Richard Wright and Buson, etc. Send me a short poem.
    5). Tell me your life story in a six word memoir.
    6). What animals are in your tribe?
    7). What is life really like for you? How does it feel to be you?
    8). Concoct some novel bagel topping(s) for me to try.
    9) What are some of your favorite words?
    10) Do you have a lesser-known favorite writer?
    11). Do you have any odd crushes or obsessions? I’ve been through dozens. Right now I have a girl crush on Carrie Coon, which is odd because she could be my granddaughter chronologically.

    These are specific questions, but I always appreciate a nice stream-of-consciousness.