I'm not gifted, but I'm not hopeless.
Mexico was conquered more by manipulation of myth and archetype.
I write in American slang.
I must admit to being greatly influenced by Joseph Campbell's The Hero With a Thousand Faces.
As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography.
I believe that interest in heroes is universal and eternal.
I was a precocious reader.
If I had parallel lives to pursue, I would also want one as a painter.
The world has become more complex as technology and easy travel mixes cultures without homogenizing them.
It's trite to say that the world has gotten smaller in the age of globalization, but my travels have told me that it's wrong to think this means there is some kind of uniform world culture.
If it's not American, the French won't go see it.
In America, if you don't do a 100 million dollars, you've done nothing.
Is anything accidental?
I've always been interested in the relationship between total external surround, culture, the political matrix, technology, etc., and the internal human consciousness.
English is taking over the world. I just wrote a piece about it. And it's not by design. The United States dominates because it's the biggest market.
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