Now that I work in the mornings I like to start my day with NPR and "Fresh Air." Sometimes I get funny looks (like the segment about movie musicals) from the regulars, but usually it's the most peaceful part of my day. Whether it's celebrity interviews (I love you, Dolly!) or horribly depressing poets it's still great - and sometimes I get introduced to a whole new person or idea.
One morning, a few weeks back I heard a great interview with author Jack Clark who worked as a cab driver in Chicago for 30 years and has published three novels. He was so down-to-earth and even self-published his first novel and sold it in his cab for $5! He had a great quote when asked about why he chose to drive cab - he said "he never wanted to use his 'real brain' for his job." Not an attitude you hear very often, and I just love that, because I happen to agree wholeheartedly. Here's a link to the whole story: Fresh Air Interview