Sunday, January 11, 2009

Rodney Curtis, Interview #65

Name: Rodney Curtis
Where you live: Troy, Michigan, USA, Earth
What you do as a vocation or avocation? I am a photo editor by day. But by night, I am not at liberty to discuss my crime-fighting alter ego.
Your two favorite books: Illusions by Richard Bach and the entire compendium of Tom Robbins' books.
Your two favorite songs: Pride, (In the Name of Love), by U2. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, by The Police
Why you are interested in spirituality? It's an attempt to make sense of what's really going on in the world. My WASP upbringing was pleasant and social but it didn't get to the heart of my questions:
1. What in the world are we doing here?
2. Is there a true, overarching deity and what's his or her cell number?
3. After we die do we continue on in some form, or cease to exist?
4. Why were there two Darrins on Bewitched?
5. Does any of this really matter?
Your favorite quote: "Rodney, you're an author!" by one of my publishers, John Hile, when he successfully uploaded my book to Amazon.
Your favorite web sites: YouTube, obviously. RottenTomatoes for the consensus movie reviews. Facebook because it's a new experiment in community building. CNN especially during political season. And of course I've got to plug my own site
Your hero? My mom because she's put up with me for 45 years without wincing and because of the way she treats people. She has been my greatest teacher and sage.
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? Nothing less than the meaning of life. I know it's shooting for the moon, but why settle for anything less?
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" The Lake Michigan shoreline. The California coast. A very solemn genocide grave in Yerevan even though I have absolutely no Armenian blood coursing through my veins.

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