My cultural interests — art, music, literature, and theater — don’t revolve around my ethnic identity, as do those of some, nor around my sexual, social, and ideological orientation. I voraciously take in all, everything in all shape and color and style. In this I am rather pleased with myself. But the downside of this openness is that I’m always breathless from running, without ever having enough time to do all I want to do. In consequence I suffer perpetual sleep deficiency. Oh, well.