Where is your "spot," your piece of privacy and solitude?
It depends on where I am. If I am at my childhood home, it is the ground beneath my Dad's birch tree grove. If it is in the greater Lake Chelan area, it is a beach laden with naturally tumbled rocks. If I am in Seattle, it is the giant boulders towards the end of the Sculpture park.

What was your first ever pet like?
She was a calico cat named, Cally, very unoriginal name, very original cat. Cally was hugely fat, but incredibly agile. Cally was extremely sweet to me, but despised most other people. Cally was loud and SASSY.