On the way to Latin America, I made a detour and visited my friend John Steppling in a small Norwegian town Straumen, where he lives with his wife. I flew to Trondheim and he waited for me with his Land Rover, and we drove north and talked talked talked.
John is one of the greatest living playwrights. Former Hollywood screenwriter who turned against the establishment. He is also an important philosopher.
In a small, cozy provincial school in Straumen I witnessed John teaching a theater class to a group of under-performing students. I also participated. It was amazing how he managed to ignite those otherwise shy and reclusive kids! I was proud to be there, to be his friend, to be working with him!