Surprised this week by the good folks at Project Upland: they asked if I’d be willing to be interviewed for their podcast series. I was happy to oblige, and really enjoyed talking with the host Nick Larson. This was the second interview I’ve granted in my short life; the first was in 1978, when a cute sophomore interviewed me for The Brush & Palette (the Laguna Beach High School newspaper; our mascot was “The Artist,” a mustachioed chap sporting a beret and holding a paintbrush, striking fear into the hearts of all paint-by-numbers fans). The topic then: my stratospheric career as drum major of our marching band, the highlight of which was my explanation of why I was chosen to be drum major: “Because I was sort of tall and thin and could walk straight.”
The topic of my second interview: chukar hunting. What else? It’s long, but I appreciated being asked about lots of things I like about this pursuit, including dogs, gear, and what I think about my wife taking up the gun. Enjoy!