Douglas Fowler


I tend to be a solitary person, so it's fine for me to be more so now. I finally feel myself to be a guest more than a host [in my life]…and it's much more pleasant than I expected. After thirty-five years of teaching, I was surprised to find I don't miss it. I'm enjoying the solitude and the extra time more than I thought I would. The first thing I do when I wake up is run. I go to the gym. I play golf. I eat what I want, watch CNN - I have no trouble filling the time on any given day! I enjoy the routine, although I've taken a trip already-to Rio de Janeiro with my son, which was interesting. It wasn't as glamorous as I'd imagined.