|I discovered as a child that I could build countries. Though I believed in magic, somehow I never quite found the means to conjure the two-inch high human beings needed for my lilliputian world. Instead I provided for a nonhuman populace from the underbrush. Cities grew from twigs, mud and discarded material in the back yard. Bold patterns in poster paint transformed rubble into bright buildings topped by multicolored onion domes. A make-believe culture needs its own indigenous script. My languages are constructed with an equal amount of care and detail as the metropolis they serve. I also paint and sculpt. Illustrating my podcast with visuals that I've made on paper, canvas, or in clay, enables me to decorate the episodes with as much color as I like.