We love Vonnegut (and the royal we) at Etcetera, and at least in our minds, we write to please just ourselves. Especially because we got a day job where we do enough pleasing.
I am an Indian engineer (yawn!) in Florida that was fortunate enough to have grown up in a family that loved books. And thanks to Carver, Le Carre, Stephenson, Gibson, Illayaraja, my daughter Shriya and wife Lavanya, I can love like I’ve never been hurt before.
Work like you don’t need the money;
dance like no one is watching;
sing like no one is listening;
love like you’ve never been hurt;
and live life every day as if it were your last.
Also, in the spirit of total randomness, Martin Cruz Smith. He rocks.