How do you tell if someone has a sense of humor?

It starts with the eyes. Their eyes twinkle and crinkle a bit at the corners. Someone with superior snark can communicate humor merely through an arching eyebrow.

What sort of music do you prefer?

I enjoy listening to my liked songs on Spotify. It’s a diverse collection including Willow’s “transparent,” Janelle Monáe’s “Tightrope,” “Waving Through A Window” from Dear Evan Hansen, and Fall Out Boy’s “Uma Thurman.” That list also includes artists P!nk, Paul Simon, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lizzo, Green Day, Fergie, Lil Mama, The Cure, and yes, even one Miley Cyrus song. Again — eclectic.

Thoughts on gravy or ‘sauce’? Yea or nay?

A definite yes to brown gravy, especially over mashed potatoes.

Would you enjoy a hot air balloon ride?

Absolutely not. I’m 80% sure I’ve been in one so I’ve either repressed a terrible memory or I’ve transferred horrible high-in-the-air experiences to hot air balloons. Either way, nope nope nope. Not a fan of the dangling way up high in the air.

What do you think is widely taken for granted?

Sleeping well. You don’t truly appreciate the restorative quality of really great sleep until you lose the ability to do it every night. Suddenly you feel on top of the world after those rare nights when you log deeply restful sleep.

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