Last year a childhood dream came true: My book was published. These days, I'm finishing a documentary film. A few favorite films and filmmakers: *Pina* by Wim Wenders, and *Grizzly Man* and *Cave of Forgotten Dreams* by Werner Herzog.
When I'm not in Chicago or in Northwest Illinois, I enjoy traveling – I've been to more than 40 countries, was on the road half of last year (for speaking engagements), and lived and worked for a year on a hospital ship. I really like finding places to return to, or spots that feel like temporary retreats.
One of my favorite lines is Gandhi's gentle challenge: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."