“I was out with my partner last night, quite late, grabbing a bite to eat, and there was a table full of giggly 20-something girls, drinking and talking non-stop, you know just out having fun… and when I think to myself ‘where was I then?’ or ‘how did I end up skipping that period?’ — I forget that I ended up skipping that period because I was working those years.
“I was very myopic, and we were so often in Vancouver, and there just wasn’t room for it, there wasn’t enough time. I don’t regret it in any way, shape, or form. But I think I sometimes forget that I was AWOL almost for a decade.”
GA, Washington Post, 2008