There was an idea of accepting everyone; there was no sense of exclusion.
I like those crisis moments - if you're on top of it and don't get pulled under by panic and fear, it's a very bonding thing.
I was brought up in a very small town in upstate New York.
Rural towns aren't always idyllic. It's easy to feel trapped and be aware of social hypocrisy.
Well, I can do certain jobs because smells don't bother me. But that means I'm usually the one at the ranch cleaning up all the manure.
I do take lots of time off between projects, but when the right thing comes along, I don't like to turn it down, I've been doing this for a decade, and I remember what it was like when I started. You spend maybe five percent of your time actually doing it, and the rest of the time, you're trying to get that five percent.