Wednesday, June 18, 2008

#28 Albert Donnay: Citizen of the World

Albert Donnay has four passports—US, Canada, Germany, Israel—which makes him a citizen of the world, the earth his home. This being the case, and in an effort to care for the world, he rides his bicycle wherever he can; he used to drive a Zodiac boat for Greenpeace; and, he founded Nuclear Free America. He continues to focus his care for the world and people through his research on multiple chemical sensitivity, which has provided new explanations for the death of Poe, Van Gogh, and other historical figures. He will be the last one in the family with a PhD, which his father has been waiting for for years, and which will lead to a greater understanding of people and the world, which we have all been waiting for.

This is me interviewing Albert Donnay before I started writing the postcard. As you can see by the generous expression on his face, Albert is quite an interesting person. Also, my right arm, though I didn't know it then, was getting sunburned.

This is the postcard itself. It isn't always easy to write somebody's life story, to honor their details, while the person is watching you write their life story.

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